Although today is the filing deadline for candidates who want to run in the May primary today is also the day Indianapolis Mayoral hopfeful Brian Williams announced that 200 of his supporters have filed to run for precinct committeemen spots in the Marion County primary.
As if Democrats didn’t have enough on their plate this year.
In Marion County, Democrats and Republicans have 590 precinct spots. Democrats are up for election this year and the Republicans are up next year.
Here’s an excerpt from Williams’ press release put out this morning…
The Williams for Indianapolis campaign (“WIN”) has exceeded both of its 100 x 100 campaign goals in six months. The first goal, finishing calendar year 2009 with over $100,000 in cash on hand, was exceeded. The second goal was to secure over 100 persons who support WIN and who would file for precinct committee persons.
Over the past month, over 200 WIN supporters filed to serve as precinct committee persons. These supporters reflect the diversity of Indianapolis. They represent all nine townships, every City-County Council district and three excluded municipalities.
“I am humbled by the breadth and depth of support our campaign has earned in just six short months. Our goal is to build a city that works for all of us. Working with this team and securing the support of others within the Democratic Party and bringing new people into the political process, we will return inspired leadership to the Mayor’s office in 2011,” said Brian Williams.
If Williams is successful in getting his PCs elected, he can go a long way to taking control of the Marion County Democratic party, or at least becoming a major player and making his chances of getting slated for Mayor next year a lot more likely.