Brian Wahby, chair of St. Louis Central Democratic Committee for the last eight years, stepped down last week. Wahby reinvigorated the Democratic infrastructure of the city during his tenure. The best measurement of his success is voter turnout. City turnout was 50.8% in 2000, before his ascension. Then rose to 51.4% in 2004 and rocketed to 61.4% in 2008. Wahby also led St. Louis City to finals in bidding for the National Democratic Convention. Wahby is expected to lead that effort again in 2016.