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Atlantic City Democratic Committee

Re-Visiting the A.C. City Democrat Committee Meeting of 17 Oct.

Discussion about the Atlantic City Mayoral situation has significantly dimmed in volume.  I would like to take this opportunity to re-visit the Atlantic City Democratic Committee meeting of 17 October.

In discussing the possible ways that Judge Valerie Armstrong can rule, a lot hinges on her view of the 17 October Democratic Committee meeting’s proceedings.  Was the process of motions and voting legally acceptable?

I wonder why the Barsky contingent acted the way that they did.  Assuming that the people who voted Scott Evans, Dominic Cappella, and Barbara Hudgins had previously agreed on those names, and further agreed on what words Evans would end his opening statements, so that Dr. Barsky would perfectly time his motion and no one else would have time to make a motion, why was the whole tactic performed so harshly?  The leader of the meeting is in on the plan – again I am only thinking hypothetical – the Sargent-at-arms is in on the plan, Toni Dixon is ready with a motion to adjourn, once things work out, along with another person to second the motion, yet the band of 23 was not smooth while in-control of the A.C. Dems. Committee meeting.  What else was going on?

I posit a few points:
Scott Evans overestimated his ability to deal with Marty Small, the 75 guests, and the media. 

The votes were mis-counted ahead of time. 

There were 41 people whom arrived, one 15 minutes late, another 30 minutes late. The final vote was 23 for the Barsky/Evans clan, 18 opposing. 

I believe that the Barsky/Evans clan counted less than 21 that night.  I would put the number around 19. 

Further I estimate that they counted 16 SOLID votes against their motion.  That puts four votes in question, but leaning against the Barsky motion. 

Put your self in the counter(s)’s place: if all four uncertain votes swing to the opposition then you lose by one.  Whew . . . one more of your votes comes in, now it can at worst be a tie.  But if you lose the tie, that will be the worst case scenario.  After all of the planning some other plan squeaks by on a tie-breaking motion, by a vote or two.  That scenario is out of the question. 

Whew, whew . . . another vote in favor arrives.  Now it is time to vote.  All the votes swing against the sloppy plan, due in main to Marty Small’s rant against the proceedings.  All of your votes come through and the motion passes and is upheld against Small’s motion to reverse the first motion. 

Both motions are decided 23 for Barsky’s motion and 18 for Small’s.

Maybe you enjoy my analysis, or are at least amused with the imagination.  I invite you to create your own scenario of what happened behind the scenes leading up to and during that meeting in the UAW Hall.  Leave your synopsis in the comments. 

Here is – by request – the roll call from the meeting: 

Present

Rhonda Gibbs-Allen
Alonzo Bailey
Dr. Howard Barsky
Shirley Barsky
Jerrylyn Beaman
Raymond Bethea
Damian Callaway
Dolores Callaway
Dominic Cappella
Geraldine Cappella
Bernice “Sandy” Couch
Mark Crumble
Angelo DeMaio
Diane DeMaio
John Devlin
Toni Dixon
Sherry Elder
Scott Evans
Annette Faldetta
Antoinette Forest
Eva Garrison
Gary Hill
Barbara Hudgins
Frank Irvin
Mohammed Islam
Cherlyn King
Dennis Mason
Joyce Mollenaux
Terry Phillips
Muqtadar Rahman
Rochelle Salway
Kaleem Shabazz
Nashir Sheikh
Andrea Stephens
Marty Small
Paula Thomas
George Tibbitt
Eugene Wharton
Beverly Wharton
Marcus Wilson
Sybil Victor
41

Absent

Beverley Bromley
Diana Burgos
Rich Catonowics
Ernesto Echevarria
Juana Gilbert
Florence Lang
Joel Nunez
Juanita Pryce
Madeline Ramos
Arthur or William Seward
Frieda Sultana
Floyd Tally
Darren Vinson
13

(54 people were called at the meeting.  I am under the impression that there are only 52 members on the committee.  There might have been substitutions due to the fact that some members were indicted.  I am still looking in to this puzzle.)

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About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Re-Visiting the A.C. City Democrat Committee Meeting of 17 Oct.

  1. I am interested to know if one of the committee persons name is Richard Kartankowicz. Please let me know ASAP

    Posted by Vincent DiCanio | November 3, 2007, 8:37 am
  2. Floyd Talley was there for sure. Diana Burgos was the young lady who showed up late.

    Atlantic City Democratic Committee
    Special Election
    October 17, 2007

    Meeting Roster
    Members Present 42
    Members Absent 10
    Members Resigned 04
    Moved Out of State 01

    Members Present

    Terry Phillips
    Domenic Cappella
    Geraldine Cappella
    Floyd Tally
    Paula Thomas
    Antoinette Forest
    Marty Small
    Alonzo Bailey
    Eva Garrison
    Damion Callaway
    Dolores Callaway
    Mark Crumble
    Toni Dixon
    Raymond Bethea
    Bernice “Sandy” Couch
    Gary Hill
    Cherlyn King
    Beverly Wharton
    Eugene Wharton
    Jerrylyn Beaman
    Shaheed ??????
    Diana Burgos
    Islam Muhammad
    Annette ??????
    Sherry Elder
    Marcus Wilson
    Frank Ervin
    Barbara Hudgins
    Kaleem Shabazz
    Andrea Stephens
    Florence Lang
    Muqtader Rahman
    Dennis Mason
    Howard Barsky
    Shirley Barsky
    Angelo Demaio
    Diane Demaio
    Rochelle Salway
    George Tibbitt
    John Devlin
    Sybil Victor
    Scott Evans

    Members Absent

    Juanita Price
    Arthur Seward
    Beverly Bromley
    Darin Vinson
    Ernesto Echevarria
    Farida Sultana
    Richard Kartanowicz
    Joel Nunez
    Madeline Ramos
    Diana Aceituno

    Members Resigned

    Gibb Jones
    Carole Smith
    Craig Callaway
    Ramon Rosario

    Moved Out of State

    Juana Gilbert

    Members Added to List

    Terry Phillips
    Shaheed ????????
    Islam Muhammad
    Annette ????????

    At that meeting to nominate for Mayor…….curiously the ballots had already been pre-printed before the meeting with only the three nominated names, Evans, Cappella, & Hudgins. That shows that the fix was in prior to the meeting and they never intended on accepting any others to be nominated

    Posted by Billy Bright | December 19, 2007, 6:03 pm

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