In the announcement, Reiley explains some of the reasons why she thinks that Howard Dean is the best choice for leading our party:
"I am proud to announce today my support of Howard Dean for DNC Chair. Howard Dean is committed to protecting a woman's fundamental right to choose. Governor Dean supports pay equity for women. He supports quality health care and education for all Americans," Reiley said.
Governor Dean commented on the great honor of having Mame Reiley's support. "Mame and I agree that if Democrats are going to beat back conservative politicians' attacks on our values, women must have a strong voice in the future of the Democratic Party and a seat at the table in the decision-making process," said Governor Dean. "If I am elected chairman, women will."
Mame Reiley is the Executive Director of Governor Mark Warner's One Virginia PAC and is one of Governor Warner's closest political advisors.
Reiley's endorsement comes just a day after Governor Dean received another significant Virginia endorsement from Don Beyer, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Chairman of Kerry/Edwards Virginia Victory '04, and best known to most of us at Democracy for Virginia as the National Treasurer of Dean for America and the leader of the Dean campaign here in Virginia.