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Interchange – Monroe County Democratic Party – Lee Jones


On the day of the primary election, host Chad Carrothers interviews longtime Bloomington resident and Monroe County Democratic Party Chairwoman Lee Jones. Lee discusses how her interest in politics began during the height of the civil liberty movement and how she came to the realization that she could make a difference and instigate change. She talks about the impact of Frank McCloskey and other local politicians had on her views of politics and the state of the Democratic Party from a young woman’s perspective. Lee also shares her observations on the role and participation of women over the years, the current Democratic primary election, the history and function of the local Democratic Party and what it means to be a Democrat.

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