The Delaware County Democratic Committee will have its annual dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday in the State University College of Technology at Delhi Alumni Hall Hospitality Center.

The committee has selected Tom Coddington of Andes as the recipient of its "Democrat of the Year" award. A resident of Andes for most of his life, Coddington is a graduate of Andes Central School and Hartwick College. He began his career in 1973 at the Walton Reporter, where he has served as sports editor, advertising director and interim editor.

Coddington joined the Democratic Party 12 years ago after having been a lifelong Republican. Since then, he helped reorganize the party in Andes and served for several years as secretary for the town committee, organizers said. He is the Andes Democratic Committee treasurer.

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