The Democratic Party hope's it's taken the first step forward on the long road back to power. On Saturday the Democratic National Committee elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as it's new chairmen. It was a job the Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, hoped to have.
"The world has moved to a place where the democratic party is no longer keeping up with it," said Sally Boynton Brown during a debate on CNN.
She was the first woman to run for the chair of the national Democratic Party this year. Just months after Hillary Clinton failed to become the 1st female president.
"I was honored to step up and take that role and represent women everywhere especially young woman," said Boynton Brown.
And just like Hillary Clinton, Sally didn't win. The party voted in former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Sally dropped out of the race before the second round of voting. Saying after the first round, the top two candidates were only separated by 13 votes and she had 12 of them. She did not endorse another candidate.
"So it didn't make sense for me to stay in and obstruct the process it was really important that I released my voters to able to vote their conscious," explained Boynton Brown.
While Sally Boynton Brown Lost and it was the first contested DNC chair election since 1985, sally believes the party is moving in the right direction.
"This race showed us that we can go through democratic processes and we can make decisions and be able to move forward with those decisions. I was so proud to a part of that process," said Boynton Brown.
She took a two-month leave of absence from the Idaho Democratic Party to run and plans to return to her role as Executive Director.