Walsh, Allen, Forry among those headed to Denver
State Rep. Marty Walsh won't be the only delegate from Dorchester heading to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August, after all. State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and Reps. Willie Mae Allen and Linda Dorcena Forry will also be part of the group.
Walsh is a supporter of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, while Wilkerson, Allen and Dorcena Forry are supporters of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama. The three were elected as pledged delegates to the Illinois senator last Saturday, when the state Democratic Party met in the IBEW Local 103 Hall in Dorchester.
Mayor Thomas Menino and Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral were also elected Saturday, as pledged delegates for Clinton. Walsh was elected at the Congressional level in a separate party proceeding in April. Clinton won the Massachusetts primary in February, garnering 56 percent of the vote to Obama's 41 percent.