CARLISLE – On Thursday night, the Cumberland County Democratic Committee gathered to decide what direction the party will be taking in 2012 by electing a new county chair. Michael Fedor was elected to fill the unexpired term of former chair Gail McDermott who resigned in August. Vice Chair John Alosi had been leading the Party since McDermott’s departure.
“I am humbled by my election last night. I have big shoes to fill and no shortage of challenges awaiting me,” said Michael Fedor following the election. “We owe a debt of gratitude to John Alosi for his leadership over the past several months.”
As to where the Democratic Party goes next, Fedor said, “I’m looking forward to focusing our energy at the grassroots level to elect strong Democrats in 2012 who will stand up for justice, liberty, and restoring our American economy so people can get back to work.”
The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is dedicated to running a strong campaign in 2012, when Cumberland County Democrats will work to re-elect President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bob Casey, Jr., and navigate what appears to be nearly a dozen newly drawn districts for Congress and the General Assembly in the county. Pennsylvania will also be electing statewide row officers in 2012 for Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General.
“It’s a new day for the Democratic Party,” said Sandy Wolfe, a respected, long-serving member of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee from Cumberland County. “I believe we will accomplish great things in the years ahead with Michael Fedor serving as our chairman. He has the experience and drive to coordinate the extraordinary efforts ahead of us, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Michael Fedor sought the Democratic nomination in 2011 for County Commissioner and lost in a narrow Primary Election to Sean Shultz and Commissioner-Elect Jim Hertzler. Michael is also a former Duncannon Borough Council member and served as the Secretary of the Perry County Democratic Committee. Currently, Michael works as Director of the Central Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and lives in Hampden Township with his wife, Serena, and their two sons.