Message from CCDC Chair, Matt Roan on 2022 Election
Months of hard work, thousands and thousands of doors knocked, texts and postcards sent, and calls made culminated in a successful Election Day this past Tuesday. Congratulations and THANK YOU!
As we look at the results, two themes emerge. Victory and Progress.
Cumberland County was pivotal in delivering victories for the top of our ticket. Josh Shapiro won our County by more than 7 percentage points (more than doubling Governor Wolf’s margin when he won our County in 2018). John Fetterman performed better than recent U.S. Senate candidates, holding the Republicans’ margin of victory here to less than 6%, while overperforming President Biden’s numbers from the 2020 election. Additionally, with the election of Patty Kim to represent the 103rd State House District, for the first time in a long time, Cumberland County will be represented by a Democrat in the State Legislature!
Statewide and nationally, Democrats have other exciting victories to celebrate. Democrats have successfully maintained control of the U.S. Senate, defeated election deniers running for Secretary of State positions across the nation, and it appears that Democrats may regain a majority in the PA State House for the first time in over 20 years.
Tuesday’s election shows many signs of progress for our county party even though we were not as successful as we hoped with our local races. Our Democratic candidates won leads in every race in every precinct in Camp Hill, Carlisle, and Lemoyne. In several other precincts, our candidates up and down the ballot earned more votes than their Republican opponents including precincts in Hampden, Lower Allen, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, Shippensburg, and Upper Allen.
Thank you to everyone who showed up on Tuesday to exercise their right to vote!
Thank you to the poll workers and Cumberland County Bureau of Elections for all their hard work throughout this election cycle!
Thank you to all our volunteers who gave of their time and money to support our Democratic candidates and CCDC!
THANK YOU to all of our Democratic candidates for all your persistence and perseverance and dedication to democracy!
As we celebrate and take stock, it’s already time to start thinking about the next election. In order for our party to become stronger in down ballot races, we need to win office at the local level. County offices, Township Commissioners, Borough Council Members, School Board Members and Local Judges/District Justices will be on the ballot in 2023 and we need to be prepared to compete. If you or someone you know is interested in running for office, please let us know by filling out the form HERE.
Post-Election Office Hours
- CCDC office hours for the remainder of 2022 are by appointment only. Please call 717-601-2493 to set up an appointment.
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Cumberland County Young Democrats (CCYD)
Young Democrats in Cumberland County are 18-36 years old and work to elect Democrats, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders in Cumberland County. Contact CCYD here today!
A MESSAGE FROM CCDC CHAIR
Welcome to the Cumberland County Democratic Committee!
Local people are working to elect Democrats at all levels of government to build a better, more inclusive and equitable Cumberland County for all. Join your neighbors – Precinct Committee People, Area Leaders, Officers and State Committee representatives – all striving together to reunite and rebuild our communities.
The heart of the CCDC is grassroots activists. We hope you’ll become active with the Cumberland County Democrats today.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.
You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer,
you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr