By Rob Rizzuto
LONGMEADOW — One of the most active Democratic town committees in Massachusetts is poised to honor former Gov. Michael Dukakis at its annual awards breakfast.
Led by chairwoman Candy Glazer, the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee is selling tickets for its June 1 breakfast at Twin Hills Country Club, where a bevy of influential Democrats, including Congressman Richard Neal and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, are slated to attend.
"The LDTC is proud to host this annual award breakfast and to welcome so many people who join us every year here in Longmeadow for this great political and social event," Glazer said in a press release. "This year we are delighted to honor Mike Dukakis for all of his achievements, his life long commitment to public service, and his special relationship with Longmeadow and Western Massachusetts."
Dukakis, who twice served as governor of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991, also unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988. The former governor remains active in Democratic Party politics in Massachusetts, and will be honored by the LTDC as the 2014 Democrat of the Year. The 2014 LDTC Member Achievement Award is slated to go to Dr. Stanley Glazer.
The public is welcome to attend and tickets are available for $28 each by contacting Candy Glazer via email at Longmeadow Democrats@gmail.com. Reservations must be made by May 26 for the June 1 event, which starts at 9 a.m. with breakfast and the awards ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.