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Jonathan Kendall Elected Delegate to Democratic National Convention

Martin County Democrats

Date: 04, June 2012

Stuart, FL
- Today, the Martin County Democrats announced that Rabbi Jonathan Kendall, founding Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beit HaYam of Stuart has been elected to represent Martin County at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. One of twelve delegates elected at the county level on May 5th, Rabbi Kendall was elected at the Florida Democratic Party's state convention in Tampa to attend the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

This year, Florida will send its largest delegation ever to the National Convention with a record 300 delegates, a majority of which were elected in Congressional District caucuses at the state's Delegate Selection convention in Tampa Florida, June 2nd.

"Martin County Democrats are honored to have such a distinguished individual represent us at the 2012 National Convention" said Dave Dew of the Martin Democrats. "We will harness the enthusiasm generated by Florida Democrats at our convention towards building one of the strongest grassroots organizations the state has ever seen so we can re-elect President Obama, Senator Nelson and Democrats up and down the ticket."

Dr. Kendall is a popular speaker throughout the Treasure Coast. His articles have appeared in Scripps Newspapers, the Miami Herald, Reform Judaism, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, to name but a few publications. His has been a powerful voice for civil rights and civil liberties for over forty years.

Anecdotally, Dr. Kendall's grandfather (also a Rabbi) was a well-known progressive in NE Ohio and a delegate to the 1912 Bull Moose Convention (Teddy Roosevelt) and the 1942 Democratic National Convention (FDR). His grandfather's best friend during the 1920's and 1930's was Clarence Darrow. In 1928 the KKK burned crosses on his front lawn in response to his liberal and highly public stances on racism and unionization.