The Democratic National Convention is underway, and one Roswell resident is among the delegates representing Georgia Democrats at the convention.
Celestine Armstead Mosley has been a Roswell resident for 15 years and said this will be her first convention.
"I like to say I was born a Democrat, in that I was raised in the Philadelphia area in solidly democratic household," she said.
Mosley spent over 20 years as an FBI agent and retired in 2002. While she was with the FBI she was not involved in political activity.
"As an FBI Agent, political activism was prohibited, due potential conflicts of interests with the federal government," she said. "In 2008 I began volunteering on the Obama campaign, and this election cycle Karen Robinson and myself are co-neighborhood team leaders for Obama for America."
Mosley, who currently works for Airtran Airways, said she is a devoted supporter of President Obama and is excited to represent the 6th congressional district at the convention.
"I am most excited about being a part of the process to nominate President Obama for re-election and to hear his acceptance speech," she said. "My role at the convention is to represent the 6th congressional district, return home and continue our efforts to put Georgia in play for President Obama.”
Georgia sent a total of 124 delegates to the convention this year, including 110 pledged and 14 unpledged, or “superdelegates” drawn from DNC members, Democratic members of Congress, Democratic governors and distinguished former party leaders.
The Democratic National Convention is going on in Charlotte, NC from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6. In addition to nominating the Democratic presidential candidate – expected to be current President Barack Obama – delegates will be able to network with others within the party from across the country.
According to a press release, the Democratic National Committee released the 2012 Democratic Party Platform, expected to be adopted by delegates Sept. 4. The platform “reflects President Obama’s vision for the future,” according to the release.
The process for drafting the platform became in July with the Platform Drafting Committee chaired by former Governor Ted Strickland. The draft went on to the Platform Committee in August and was approved with amendments to be voted on by the delegates.