When the Democratic Party started recruiting candidates to run this year, I did not think I would be among those looking for signatures. But as former President Barack Obama told us in January:

“If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.”
– Barack Obama

So here I am. This morning I am lacing up my shoes, grabbing my clipboard, and hoping to get as many signatures as I can for myself and for my fellow countywide candidates – John Alosi and Michael Nguyen – qualified for the ballot. You can help by showing up to sign a petition here. Signing takes less than 5 minutes (30 seconds in most cases) and is vital to ensuring we have choices this November.


  • Pizza & Petitions at Sal’s in Mechanicsburg 11 am – 2pm
  • Paperbacks & Petitions at Shippensburg Public Library 12:30-4 pm
  • Petition Open House at CCDC in Carlisle 11 am – 4 pm


  • Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill at 12-3 pm
  • Petitions Open House at CCDC in Carlisle 12 – 4 pm

This is the time of year that sets the stage for the entire election. This weekend we are helping our recruited Democratic candidates qualify for the ballot. To do that, most need just 10 signatures – mayor, council, supervisors, auditors, school board directors, and tax collectors. Our countywide candidates need 250 signatures each from registered Democrats in Cumberland County.

Here’s where you come in.

We have Democrats stationed all over the county today and tomorrow ready to get your autograph on our petitions. If you are sick and tired of watching President Trump turn our democracy on its head, fighting back starts with fighting to help local candidates get on the ballot.

I’m looking forward to seeing you, your spouse or partner, and anyone else you can fit in your car to come to one of these events today or tomorrow.

Thank you in advance!

Michael Fedor
Democrat for Prothonotary

Michael Fedor

Michael Fedor is a member of the PA Democratic State Committee on behalf of Cumberland County and Area Leader for Hampden Twp. He was a 2017 candidate for Cumberland County Prothonotary. He served as County Party Chair from 2011 to 2014.