State Representative elect James “Scoot” Clay Jr. (D HR 179) along with 23rdDemocratic Ward Leader Danny Savage took time out this past Tuesday on election day to guide an international group of elected Parliamentarian election observers to a number of polling places in his district.
The group of observers from the independent organization that is recognized by the UN is called the Office for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The observers included Lord Dubs from the House of Lords in the UK Parliament, Trond Helleland from the Norwegian Parliament, Dutch Senator Pauline Meurs and Swiss Parliamentarian Hugues Hiltpold.
Clay was elected Tuesday as State Representative in the 179th District. Clay said, “It was a pleasure to meet with these international elected leaders and show them first hand how the citizens of the 179th district take part in the election process for our President. Our well-informed and committed citizens impressed our visiting guests from the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands and Switzerland. It was great meeting with them and sharing our experiences.”