Democrats name delegates, party leaders for national convention

Amy Lisenbe/Nevada Appeal Carissa Snedeker of Lyon County, rural caucus chair, gestures as she speaks Sunday morning at the Nevada state Democratic convention at the Grand Sierra Resort, which concluded Sunday.

Amy Lisenbe/Nevada Appeal Carissa Snedeker of Lyon County, rural caucus chair, gestures as she speaks Sunday morning at the Nevada state Democratic convention at the Grand Sierra Resort, which concluded Sunday.

Democrats this weekend named their party leaders along with a slate of 26 delegates to the national party convention, 14 for Barack Obama and 11 for Hillary Clinton.

The final delegate chosen was the lone uncommitted delegate.

The selection process began after the convention seated a total of 2,510 delegates at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.

Party spokesman Kirsten Searer said initial numbers showed 55 percent supporting Barack Obama and 45 percent Hillary Clinton.

The breakdown in delegates assigns a total of four delegates to Congressional District 2, which includes Washoe County, western and most of rural Nevada. In the breakdown provided by the party, Obama, with more than 60 percent of the state delegates, gets three of those national delegates.

The party leaders named for the national convention are Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson for Obama and Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid for Clinton.

Delegates chosen for Congressional District 2 in Washoe County are:

Obama: Xiomara Rodriguez and Matt Dickson

Clinton: Kate Marshall

The rural Congressional District 2 delegate for Obama is: Lance Whitney

In Congressional District 1, Clinton and Obama split the six delegates as they do with the four delegates in District 3. Both those districts are located in Clark County.

Those chosen for Congressional District 1 are:

Obama: Ray Pedraza, Gabrielle Keys and Manita Rawat

Clinton: Chris Giunchigliani, Robert Gomez and Jack Mallory

Those chosen to represent Congressional District 3 are:

Obama: Yvette Williams and Gibran Baydoun

Clinton: Randy Soltero and Adriana Martinez

The unpledged delegate named for the national convention is Rusty McAllister.

• Contact reporter Geoff Dornan at gdornan@nevadaappeal.com or 687-8750.

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