Councilor Sam Yoon has been appointed to serve on the Rules Committee
for the Democratic National Convention, scheduled to take place from
Aug. 25-28 in Denver.
Democratic National Committee
(DNC) Chairman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean appointed Yoon and
called personally to congratulate him.
“The record turnout and enthusiasm we’ve seen for our Democratic
candidates is a clear sign that Americans trust Democrats to bring much
needed change to our country,” said Dean. “Sam Yoon and our other
outstanding appointees reflect the great strength, diversity and energy
of the Democratic Party, and I’m confident their efforts will ensure
our convention in Denver is reflective of our shared values and our
nominee’s vision for America.”
Yoon says he’s grateful for the opportunity.
“I am both humbled and honored for a nomination to such a prestigious
position,” said Yoon. “I am excited about being part of a movement to
take back the Congress and the White House.”
Only 25 party leaders and elected officials are chosen to serve on the
Rules Committee, which is responsible for recommending the rules for
the convention, the party and other convention business. It is expected
to meet in August prior to the convention.
Yoon, an at-large councilor who represents all nine districts in the
City of Boston, became the first Asian American elected to the City
Council in 2005 and earned re-election last year. A graduate of
Princeton University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, he has
been a public school teacher, community organizer and affordable
housing advocate. Yoon lives in the Fields Corner neighborhood of
Dorchester with his wife Tina and their two children, Nathan and Naomi.