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Parker wins delegate seat for 4th District

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By The Staff

Oldham County resident Mattie Copeland Parker staged an upset win at the Kentucky Democratic Convention June 7 in Lexington to win the single delegate seat in the 4th Congressional District for Sen. Barack Obama.ee

Decked out in a denim jacket and covered with her collection of pins supporting Obama, she was busy most of the morning introducing herself to convention delegates and soliciting support.ee

Parker was one of nine convention delegates seeking the right to represent Democrats in the 23 counties that make up the fourth district.eeee

Parker, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, is a precinct leader and has lived in Oldham county for 13 of the last 15 years.eeShe is a holistic health practitioner.eeeeee