One of the real interesting takeaway’s thus far from the deep-dive audit of Florida Democrats that Dave Trotter and I are undertaking, is the lack of consistency among activists and party stakeholders about what the actual job of the Florida Democrats Chair is.
So what exactly is the role of the FDP Chair?
- is it to use the bully pulpit to earn media and be a spokesperson for the party?
- is it to tour the state and check in on local Democratic Party’s?
- is it to hire staff and manage the party’s statewide operation?
- is it to primarily focus on fundraising?
- is it to work with elected officials to get buy-in with the party?
Obviously some component of all-of-the-above is the answer BUT from our conversations thus far, we’re hearing stakeholders feel one of the above list should be the absolute priority.
What are your thoughts on this? What is the most important function of a state party chair?