The Seminole Democratic Party has elected a new vice chair and a new parliamentarian, filling two vacant seats Thursday night.

Brittany Nethers, a marketing and public relations specialist, was elected vice chair. Nethers had served as the Seminole Democratic Executive Committee’s communications chair, updating the party’s website design and online presence, and creating a new communications plan.

Darry Block, a lawyer who last year ran for the Florida House of Representatives, was elected parliamentarian. Block is a lawyer in private practice, a certified mediator, and a social worker. As the latter, he counsels a broad spectrum, including military service workers and families. Last year he sought the Democratic nomination to run for Florida’s House District 29, losing in the primary to Tracey Kagan.

“These two new members round out a group of dynamic doers with the passion and commitment to build on the dramatic growth the Democratic Party has experienced in the past two years,” Seminole Democratic Chair Rob Bial stated in a news release Friday.

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