Posted: Jan. 26, 2004

REHOBOTH BEACH – More than forty-five Democrats braved the snow and cold on Saturday morning to hear Insurance Commissioner Candidate Matt Denn and representatives from the Clark, Dean, and Lieberman campaigns, and to elect new officers for the Delaware Stonewall Democratic Club.

Delaware Stonewall Democrats are pleased to announce its officers for 2004:

President: Jane Monahan

Executive Vice President: Fay Jacobs

VP for Political Affairs: Peter Schott

VP for Development: Rich Barnett

Treasurer: Larry Hooker

Secretary: Ann Black

Past President: Tim Spies

New President Jane Monahan is a long time Delaware resident who has been active in state Democratic politics since first distributing literature for Joe Biden in 1972. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Villanova University School of Law Graduate Tax Program. Jane has practiced law in Delaware since 1985 and currently works in the Private Bank of J. P. Morgan Chase in Newark, Delaware. She is an active member of J. P. Morgan Chase's Pride group, the Delaware Liberty Fund, and the Human Rights Campaign.

“I’m excited about this organization,” says Monahan, “and I can’t wait to begin working with gays and lesbians above and below the Canal to help elect Democratic officials who embrace the patriotic ideals of equality and diversity as articulated in the Platform of the Democratic Party of Delaware.”

Representatives from the Clark, Dean, and Lieberman campaigns addressed the crowd, reaffirming their candidates’ support of equal rights and providing literature about their candidates and campaigns in Delaware. Insurance Commissioner Candidate Matt Denn gave an update on his campaign.

Delaware Stonewall Democrats organized on February 1, 2003. A chapter of the National Stonewall Democrats, the group’s mission is to secure for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people the equal human rights guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Delaware; to foster the ideals of the Democratic Party; and to contribute to the Party's growth and influence.