CCDC Executive Committee Officers

Stephanie Christ

Stephanie Christ

Chair

Karl Marchut

Vice Chair

John Bosha

John Bosha

Treasurer

Donald Dissinger

Donald Dissinger

Secretary

CCDC State Committee Members

PA Democratic State Committee members elect party leadership, hold nominating conventions, pass and promote a party platform, and help lead organizing efforts all across the commonwealth.

  • Jacqueline Smith-Bennet
  • JL Bruner
  • Stephanie Christ
  • Sandy Wolfe
  • Sean Quinlan (appointed February 2021)

Members at Large

  • Jean Foschi – Cumberland County Commissioner
  • Sean Schultz – Mayor of Carlisle

CCDC Standing SubCommittees and Chairs

Campaign/Candidate Recruitment

The mission of the Campaign/Candidate Recruitment subcommittee is to find, train, and support Democratic candidates across Cumberland County in local, county, state, and federal elections.

Main duties:

  • Outreach/contact with candidates
  • Build robust field plan, canvass launches
  • Data management
  • Training on finance/compliance, VoteBuilder/MiniVAN, campaign101, fundraising
Colleen Nguyen

Colleen Nguyen

Chair

Communications

The mission of the Communications subcommittee is to spread the message of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee to the public through our website, social media, traditional media, e-newsletter, and emails. The Communications subcommittee has four working groups and always welcomes new members.

The four working groups are:

  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Traditional Media
  • Email/Newsletter
Jo Bitzer

Jo Bitzer

Chair

Buildings

The mission of the Buildings Subcommittee is to maintain and preserve our headquarters so CCDC has a solid, accessible, and functional space in which to achieve our mission. CCDC Headquarters is located at 46 W. Louther St. in Carlisle.

Main duties:

  • Routine maintenance
  • Renovations
  • Trash removal/Cleaning
  • Snow removal

JL Bruner

Chair

Events

The mission of the Events Subcommittee is to plan and execute events (in-person and virtual) to engage CCDC members, promote our Democratic candidates, and raise money for CCDC.

Main duties :

• Working with Executive Committee to create new events
• Locating and securing event venues
• Coordinating with venue staff
• Creating/sending invitations
• Event set-up/tear-down

FUNDRAISING

The mission of the Fundraising Subcommittee is to raise the funds needed to operate all aspects of the Committee (candidates/campaigns, communication, infrastructure, outreach).

Main duties:

• Responsible for the annual Presidents Club appeal
• Identifying potential donors
• Maintain donor database
• Outreach to potential donors
• Coordinate with Events Committee

STEPHANIE CHRIST

STEPHANIE CHRIST

Chair

VOTER REGISTRATION

The mission of the Voter Registration Subcommittee is to register and empower more Democratic voters.

Main duties:

  • Serve as a conduit for Voter Registration events in all areas of the County
  • Attend community events and organize neighborhood door-knocking for direct voter registration outreach

Kathleen Keadan

Chair

Contact a Subcommittee

CCDC Areas and Area Leaders

The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is divided into 11 Areas. These Areas correspond with the local school district serving those areas.

Area Leaders coordinate and promote Democratic voter registration and campaign activities in their area. They work with  the Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) in their area and keep them informed of the actions of the CCDC Executive Committee. Area Leaders also report monthly to the CCDC Executive Committee on the programs and projects being conducted in their area.

Precinct Committee Person (PCP)

The precinct is the most important voting and organizational unit within the Democratic party. Each precinct corresponds to one polling place where residents of that precinct go to vote. The precinct is YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and YOUR NEIGHBORS. Cumberland County has 118 precincts. Each precinct can elect two PCPs every 4 years. PCP’s are elected in gubernatorial years on the Primary ballot. If a vacancy occurs during those 4 years, PCPs can be appointed by the County Chair.

Precinct Committee Persons work with their Area Leader and are responsible for delivering the Democratic party message to voters and delivering voter’s concerns back to the party.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining and increasing Democratic registration
  • Maintaining and increasing Democratic turn out
  • Distributing vital voter information to voters in their neighborhood
  • Recruit and train volunteers in their precinct
  • Provide representation of CCDC at  the polls on election day
  • Attend meetings of the precinct and CCDC
  • Communicate with Democratic voters in their precinct and promote Democratic candidate
Contact your area leader below for more information on serving as a precinct committee person!

BIG SPRING

BigSpringDemocrats@gmail.com

  • Cooke Township
  • Lower Frankford Township
  • Lower Mifflin Township
  • Newville Township
  • North Newton Township
  • Penn Township
  • South Newton Township
  • Upper Frankford Township
  • Upper Mifflin Township
  • West Pennsboro Township

CARLISLE

Carole DeWall
Karl Marchut

hello@carlislepadems.org

  • Carlisle Borough
  • Dickinson Township
  • Mt Holly Springs Borough
  • North Middleton Township

CAMP HILL

Liz Moore-Reilly
camphilldemocrats@gmail.com

  • Camp Hill Borough

CUMBERLAND VALLEY 1

JP Shaw
CV1HampdenDems@gmail.com

  • Hampden Township

CUMBERLAND VALLEY 2

JL Bruner (acting)
jlbskb@comcast.net

  • Middlesex Township
  • Monroe Township
  • Silver Spring Township

EAST PENNSBORO

Mike Alsher
EastPennsboroDems@gmail.com

  • East Pennsboro Township

MECHANICSBURG 1

Robin Agerton
robinagerton@gmail.com

  • Lower Allen 1 Annex
  • Mechanicsburg Borough
  • Shiremanstown Borough

MECHANICSBURG 2

Jo Bitzer
Mechanicsburg2@gmail.com

  • Upper Allen Township

SHIPPENSBURG

Gabrielle Dietrich
shippensburgdems@gmail.com

  • Hopewell Township
  • Newburg Borough
  • Shippensburg Borough
  • Shippensburg Township
  • Southampton Township

SOUTH MIDDLETON

Anne Franklin
southmiddletondems@gmail.com

  • South Middleton Township

WEST SHORE

Mary Balaban
balabanmary@gmail.com

  • Lemoyne Borough
  • Lower Allen Township
  • New Cumberland Borough
  • Wormleysburg Borough