The Brunswick Democratic Party, all but defunct the past few years, has finally been reconstituted under the leadership if Marty Dunbar. The party actually got up and running sometime last year but we just learned about it a few days ago. Dunbar has quietly gone about building an infrastructure for a viable party.
According to sources, most of the committee positions are filled, they will have their second fundraiser next week (7:00PM, Styx Restaurant on Rt. 2) and they have.....candidates for town and county races.
This may not sound like a big deal to most of you but it's a start. As noted above, the town party was dead up until last year. We don't know why but it may have had something to do with Brunswick being Bruno's home turf. Now, they have committee people, candidates and a small but growing treasury. Signs of life in the Brunswick Mafias's backyard.
The party and its candidates have latched onto the anti-sprawl feelings that have been growing in Brunswick for the past few years. The big issue of course is the Mega Wal-Mart and new housing projects on, or just off of, Route 7.
You have to crawl before you can walk and it looks like Dunbar and the Democrats are doing the hard work of getting a party off the ground and making it viable. Congratulations to them. Winning an election may be a few years off given the deplorable state in which they found the party, but at least they have candidates and some dollars. A start.