Carbon Demos open election center
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The cutting of the ribbon outside 101 North First Street in Lehighton opens the Carbon County Democratic Election Center. Frank Jacobs (center) - chair of the Carbon County Democratic Party holds scissors that he used to cut the ribbon as members of the Carbon County Democratic Party look on. From the left are, representing Carbon County, Commissioners Charlie Getz, Bill O'Gurek, candidate for State Representative Justin Yaich, controller Bob Crampsie, and Sheriff Dwight Nothstein.
The Carbon County Democratic Party held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday evening, May 19 to open the Carbon County Democratic Election Center, 101 North First Street in Lehighton.
"It's the first time that I know of that the Democratic Party has a center," said Frank Jacobs - chair of the Carbon County Democratic Party. "People will have a place to come to work. I think it will pay off for the Democrats in Carbon County."
"This year we have to do something extraordinary," said Linda Christman - president of Democrats for Change and the Center's office manager. "When we worked on the Obama campaign, we had a headquarters. That worked well."
"Linda Christman and the Democrats for Change suggested that the Democratic Party have an office where we would have visibility," said Bill O'Gurek - Chair of the Carbon County Commissioners and the Treasurer of the Carbon County Democratic Party. "They sought out a place and convinced the party. It's a new and exciting idea.
"The office will give more visibility, and serve as a place where Democratic Party members can come for information, to reach the party and candidates, and a place to pick up literature, signs, and conduct phone banks and reach out to Democrats to talk to them about what the Democratic candidates stand for."
Office hours are currently: Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and closed Sunday.
The Carbon County Democratic Election Center is located at 101 North First Street in Lehighton. For information, phone: 610-377-0235 or email: email@example.com.