Mt Vernon Democrats gathered last month for their campaign season kick off and to honor retiring state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (center). Front row Joana Garcia, candidate for delegate in the 42nd District; Gerry Hyland, Mt. Vernon District supervisor; Puller; Del. Vivian Watts (39th); Ilryong Moon, school board member at large; Kate Spears, Mt. Vernon District Democratic Committee chair; back row, Del. Scott Surovell (44th), Paul Krizek, candidate for delegate 44th district, Sen. George Barker (39th), Sen Adam Ebbin (30th); Karen Corbett Sanders, candidate for School Board member, Mt. Vernon; and Dan Storck, Mt. Vernon School Board member and candidate for Mt. Vernon supervisor.