CLEARFIELD – Last week, the Clearfield County Democratic Committee held its first meeting of 2022.
Malcolm Kenyatta, candidate for U.S. Senate, spoke to the committee about his vision for Pennsylvania. Also in attendance were candidates for Lt. Gov. Brian Sims and Austin Davis.
Chair Bob Tubbs opened the floor for committee members to ask candidates questions, and he invited people to contact him should they have input regarding his upcoming endorsement vote at the state committee meeting.
The Democratic Party will be holding its internal elections for precinct committee members, county chair and state committee member as part of the Primary Election scheduled for May 17.
Precinct committee members are the most important and most direct link between voters and the Party organization. All 70 precincts in Clearfield County hold two seats within the party for which one female and one male represent the Democratic voters in their precinct.
Precinct committee members serve to be a voice and a source of information for their neighbors. The direction of the local Democratic Party depends on having as many of these 140 precinct committee members as possible to ensure equal representation within the CCDC.
Precinct committee member candidates may begin circulating petitions that require 10 Democratic voter signatures on Feb. 15.
Anyone interested in being a precinct committee member can pick up a petition at the CCDC Headquarters or at the County Election Office located at 212 E. Locust St., Clearfield.
The CCDC HQ is located at 106 N. Second St., in Clearfield, and will be open for a petition-signing event on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 12 p.m.
Any Democratic voter or anyone who wants to become a Democratic voter is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the CCDC at 814-205-3451.
Tubbs reminds Democratic voters that, “the local Democratic Party isn’t defined by a handful of people working behind closed doors.
“Instead, the party relies on the guidance and participation of precinct committee members to ensure its success. In other words, this is what Democracy looks like.”
Committee meetings are held the third Monday of every month and are open to all registered Democrats. The next committee meeting will be held on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
The meeting agenda will include a vote for “2021-22 Volunteer of the Year.” If you would like to submit a recommendation for “Volunteer of the Year”, or if you would like to attend the meeting virtually, please e-mail the CCDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCDC HQ is also open every Tuesday, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and all Democrats are encouraged to join.