We can be proud that our elected County officials have governed so well over the past four years dealing with a pandemic, a hurricane, hospital closures, a fire, and a prison escape. Our new candidates, when they win, will walk into workplaces that reflect our values. I am grateful to our local candidates, many of whom are running in very competitive and negative (on the other side) races. I commend you for standing up for our values in a climate that can be anything but welcoming.
During the last days of the election, it is imperative we focus on the one and only goal, electing all the Democratic candidates from Supreme Court down to Local School Boards, Boards of Supervisors, Borough Council, MDJs, etc. There can be no distractions, no wasting of time and energy focusing on issues that are not supporting our candidates. Positivity is what our candidates need, and they need us to be united and most of all, they need us to do whatever each of us can do to contribute to our win on November 7th.
There are so many people to thank and it is always dangerous to try to do so since you inevitably miss someone, but this game is not for sissies so here goes.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to CCDC or to a candidate during this election. CCDC has never supported our candidates at this level before and we want to keep on doing so.
Thank you to everyone who donated an item for the Silent Auction – the response was overwhelming; every item was a treasure. And, thank you to those who attended and won a prize! Thank you to Diane van Mol and Mary McCloskey who wrapped auction baskets and items for people like me who have 10 thumbs.
Thank you to the Committee Chairs, especially the Communications Committee Chair, Bill Phifer, the Voter Outreach Committee Chair, Alan Yockey, the Data Analytics Co-Chairs, Gretchen Grant and David Rhoads, and the Voter Registration Committee Co-Chairs, Marc Goldberg and Kent Kingan.
A big thank you to the zone leaders who have been so supportive and who continue to motivate their Committee People and volunteers with positive and effective leadership. Both slates have benefitted from their work.
Thank you to the Committee People who make sure we have volunteers and coverage at the polls on election day. You are the back bone of CCDC.
I cannot omit thanking the Executive Board: Jerry Pyne, Alex Teplyakov, Ann McNally, and Hans van Mol, and our solicitors: Liz Curtis Swain, Emily Gorge, and Jim McMullen. They are trusted advisors and the hardest working group of volunteers I have ever worked with.
Noah S and Noah KM are a great team and work tirelessly on field operations and helping the campaigns, the zones, and individual candidates. The hours they put in are amazing. Ahh to be young!
And my final, but not least thank you is to Marcy Cornell, the glue that keeps CCDC together and keeps us on track – and she does it with a smile!
I am grateful to each and every one of you who donate your money, your time, your expertise and most importantly your November 7th vote!!