ELECTION 2020-UNDER CONSTRUCTION
GCDP is committed to helping our community learn more about the Democratic candidates running for office at the local, state, and national level. You can find the most up-to-date lists of democratic candidates here and bios to help you learn more about them. We intend to update the information as regularly as possible.
Candidates and Their Intended Positions: Last Updated 5/17/2020
US Senator- Gary Peters
Rep in Congress (4th District)- Jerry Hilliard
Representative (70th District)- Karen Garvey
Representative (93rd District)- Salman Rais
County Commissioner (1st District)- Jen Lobdell
County Commissioner (2nd District)- Rex Smith
County Commissioner (4th District)- Tim Lambrecht
County Commissioner (5th District)- Eric Cordray
Bethany Township Supervisor- Donald Long
Newark Township Clerk- Tamey Skinner
New Haven Township Clerk- Candy Lynn Smith
Fulton Township Treasurer- Julie Henry
Elba Township Trustee- Thomas J. Bradley
Elba Township Trustee- Connie S. Stehlik
North Star Township Trustee- Brett Fidler
We will continue to supply information on the candidates as well as pictures,
bios, and a list of meet 'n' greets in the coming weeks.
There are lots of open positions right now in your own community. Consider running and let us help you on your journey!
CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION!
Did you know that you can confirm your voter registration and see a sample ballot via the
Secretary of State's website?
REGISTER TO VOTE
GCDP is committed to helping all citizens of our county register to vote. Registering is easy, too. Just download this registration form, complete it, and bring it to the Gratiot County clerk's office, located in the County Courthouse (214 E Center, Ste 16, Ithaca 48847). You can also submit the form by mail. Remember, though, that either way, you will need to provide the required proof of identity and residency.
Contact your Elected Officials
Every day, our local, state, and federal governments are making decisions that will impact Gratiot County and its residents. GCDP strongly encourages its members to reach out to our representatives so their concerns are heard. Explore your representatives' positions on the issues and use the information below to make sure your voice is heard.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48823
MI Office: (517) 203-1760
D.C. Office: (202) 224-4822
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D)
124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1810
Lansing, MI 48933
MI Office: (517) 377-1508
D.C. Office: (202) 224-6221
Congressman John Moolenar, 4th District (R)
200 East Main Street, Suite 230
Midland, MI 48640
MI Phone: (989) 631-2552
D.C. Office: (202) 225-3561
Outman, Rick (R), Senate District 33
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 373-3760
JOIN OR VOLUNTEER WITH GCDP
Joining GCDP means that you have a voice in shaping the sort of grassroots activism and candidate recruitment that happens in your county. All members of GCDP must also be members of the Michigan Democratic Party. For details on how to join us, click here.
Non-members can still volunteer to help with GCDP activities, especially with those relating to the campaigns of candidates. The best way to get connected is to sign up for our mailing list and let us know you want to volunteer to help with elections and campaigns.
RUn FOR OFFICE
We need strong Democratic candidates to run for local office. Here are some resources that can help you get started:
BECOME A PRECINCT DELEGATE
Precinct delegates serve as a bridge between their neighbors and the Democratic Party. They help educate people on our issues, get people interested in joining the Democratic Party, and help mobilize voters during elections.
You must be 18 years old to run, and must be registered and reside in the precinct you want to run in. To register as a candidate:
2020 Ballot Initiatives