Democrats Field Strong Slate of County Candidates for Election 2017

Carlisle, PA – The Cumberland County Democratic Party is unified behind four Democrats who filed the necessary petition signatures to qualify as countywide candidates for the May 16, 2017 Primary Election, creating a diverse and highly qualified ticket for the Democratic Party for county row offices this fall.

Michael Nguyen, a registered nurse residing in East Pennsboro Township, is unopposed in his pursuit for Recorder of Deeds, and will face the Republican incumbent this fall.

Michael Fedor of Hampden Township will not face opposition in the Democratic Primary in his pursuit of Prothonotary, and he will go on to face the winner of a two-person race among the Republicans.

Shippensburg Borough Councilor John Alosi is unopposed for Register of Wills and will face the GOP incumbent this fall.

Asha Makam of Silver Spring Township has filed for Clerk of Criminal Court and will await the results of a two-person primary battle in the Republican Party.

“We worked hard to recruit these excellent candidates,” said Stephanie Christ, Chair of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee.  “I was excited to see the enthusiasm and energy that was generated in supporting their efforts to get on the ballot. While the Republicans wage their internal battles this spring, the Democrats will be unified on Day 1 on our choices for county office with our eyes set on winning in November.”

Still searching for qualified Democrats to step forward for Sheriff, Controller, and Coroner, the Cumberland County Democratic Party is open to hearing from interested registered Democrats who missed the filing deadline.

“Write in campaigns are tough, but I would much rather see us wage one to protect our line on the ballot than allow Republicans to steal the line through a write in campaign of their own, which would essentially assure no real choice for these three offices in November,” said Christ.

Primary Election Day is May 16. The County Party plans to hold a full county meeting at the end of March as well as the annual FDR-JFK Dinner this April. All four candidates will speak at both events.