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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Union County Dems host funder for Millennial candidates -- including Plainfield's Ashley Davis

Plainfield's own Ashley Davis, candidate for the Ward 1
Council seat will benefit from a fundraiser
next Thursday by the Union County Dems.

Union County Democratic chair Nick Scutari gets it. Millennials represent a new generation of public service and leadership in the Democratic Party. (Are you reading this Nancy Pelosi? Are you reading this Diane Feinstein?)

In a fundraiser set for next Thursday (July 26) in Berkeley Heights, the UCDC is giving the nod to seven Millennial candidates who are running for local office in communities across the county.

Among the honorees is Plainfield's own Ashley Davis who has the Democratic line on the November ballot for the Firt Ward council seat.

Davis, who was the choice of a majority of the members of the Plainfield Democratic City Committee at the candidate selection meeting, bested incumbent Diane Toliver in the June primary election.

Though running without any financial support from either the local Democratic committee or any candidate campaign committee (the terms which Chairman Mapp set for the primary candidates when they were chosen -- see my posts here and here), Davis was able to put together a team that successfully raised enough money for her to run a full-fledged primary campaign.

Tickets to the UCDC fundraiser are $20 per person and can be reserved by emailing the UCDC at Checks should be made payable to the UCDC. Proceeds will be split evenly among the seven candidates. (Please be considerate and reserve ahead so the hosts can plan the food and beverages. Thank you!)

The other candidates being honored are --
  • Stephen Yellin, for Berkeley Heights Council
  • Sarah Todisco, for Garwood Mayor
  • Brandon Bernier, for Roselle Council
  • Joseph Signorello, for Roselle Park Mayor
  • Alex Keiser, for Springfield Townsip Committee
  • Greg Vartan, for Summit Council

The event is being held at the home ofthe Starling family, 107 Chaucer Drive, Berkeley Heights.

See map for directions here.

I hope as many as possible will take this opportunity to show support for our own Ashley Davis and this emerging generation of public servants.

That's Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

 -- Dan Damon [ follow ]

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