Local delegates chosen to move on to district selections

Delegates show just how the national convention is nearing

The selection for delegates for the Presidential race is underway at UW-La Crosse.

Sunday, 32 Sanders and 19 Clinton delegates were selected to head to the Onalaska Omni Center Sunday, May 1. From there, 7 delegates will be selected to represent our district at the national convention, 4 Sanders and 3 Clinton delegates.

One La Crosse County Democratic Party member says these local delegates show how the national convention is right around the corner.

“It’s important because these are the people who are going to elect those who are at the national convention, and that’s where our party representative is elected,” said La Crosse County Democratic Party Chair Vicki Burke.

Burke also says that each delegate is incredibly important since both the democratic and republican races are so close.