CCDC Executive Committee Officers

Matt Roan

Matt Roan

Chair

Liz Reilly

Liz Reilly

First Vice Chair

Karl Marchut

Karl Marchut

Second Vice Chair

Don Dissinger

Don Dissinger

Treasurer

JP Shaw

JP Shaw

Secretary

CCDC State Committee Members

The Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee (PADSC) is the governing body of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Founded in 1792, the PADSC is charged with steering the direction of your party and organizing for Democrats across the ballot!

PADSC members, elected to four-year terms, meet in full three times each year. PADSC members elect party leadership, hold nominating conventions, pass and promote a party platform, and help lead organizing efforts all across the Commonwealth.

Except for the CCDC chair, who becomes an automatic member of the State Committee, PADSC members are elected during the Gubernatorial Primary. The following were elected in 2022:

  • Jacqueline Smith-Bennet
  • Thomas E. Fink
  • Sean Quinlan
  • Matt Roan (CCDC Chair)
  • Sandy Wolfe

Members at Large

  • Andrew Bostjancic
  • Robin Agerton – Chair, CCDC Communications Subcommittee
  • Judy Gilroy – Precinct Committee Person Representative

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

Joe Swartz

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
Robin Agerton

Robin Agerton

Chair

FINANCE

The mission of the Finance Subcommittee is to monitor financial resources and recommend policies, strategies, and budgets that will support the mission, values and strategic plan of the CCDC.

 

Paulette Matthews

Paulette Matthews

Chair

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

MATT ROAN

MATT ROAN

Chair

STRATEGIC PLANNING

The mission of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee is to work collaboratively with the Chair, implement strategic thinking, long-range planning, and operational planning to meet the goals and objective of the CCDC.

COLLEEN NGUYEN

COLLEEN NGUYEN

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. Some of the Areas have been divided into 2 due to their size.

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.

Contact your Area Leader below to find out more about events and volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood.

BIG SPRING

BigSpringDemocrats@gmail.com

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

CARLISLE

Wendy Whitesell
WJW8@psu.edu

  • 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

Kathleen Keadan

kathleenkeadan@gmail.com

  • Hampden Township

CUMBERLAND VALLEY 2

Matt Roan (acting)
chair@cumberlandcountydems.com

  • Middlesex Township
  • Monroe Township
  • Silver Spring Township

EAST PENNSBORO

Mike Alsher
EastPennsboroDems@gmail.com

  • East Pennsboro Township

MECHANICSBURG 1

Kimberly Turner
kturnermech5@gmail.com

  • Lower Allen 1 Annex
  • Mechanicsburg Borough
  • Shiremanstown Borough

MECHANICSBURG 2

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

Joe Swartz
westshoredems@gmail.com

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

Precinct Committee Person (PCP)

The Precinct Committee Person (PCP) is the most important grassroots level volunteer in the Democratic party structure. Each precinct can elect or appoint 2 Precinct Committee Persons. Cumberland County has 118 precincts. 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. These positions are VITAL to getting our Democratic candidates across the finish line in November.  Interested in being part of the team that defeats Republicans in November?  Contact us HERE and CCDC will be in touch about details.

A Precinct Committee Person works with the Cumberland County Democratic Committee to win elections at the local, state, and national levels. The Precinct Committee Persons’ main job is to communicate with voters throughout the year, work to get Democrats elected, and promote the principles of the Democratic Party.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a registered Democrat
  • Must reside in the precinct in which elected  
Click here to see if there is a PCP vacancy in your voting precinct. Not sure of your voting precinct? Find out here.