HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the city of Hattiesburg.
The Democratic National Committee has appointed City of Hattiesburg Mayor, Johnny L. DuPree, to the 2016 Democratic National Convention Rules Committee.
"As a member of the Rules Committee, Mayor DuPree will have the unique opportunity to lay the groundwork to ensure that the 2016 Democratic Convention sends our nominee to the victory this November," said U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
The Rules Committee's responsibilities include issuing a report to the Convention that recommends the Agenda and the Procedural Rules under which the Convention will operate and nominating the permanent officers of the Convention.
"I am honored and humbled to be selected by my peers to serve in such a key capacity," said Mayor DuPree. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held July 25 - July 28 in Philadelphia, Pa.