It may be tough to look away from the national political scene, but the York County Democratic Party (YCDP) needs you to focus local! It’s Executive Board Elections will be held on Feb 22, 2018.

Below is the current listing of candidates and relevant information provided by the York County Democratic Party. We have also linked profiles for the candidates who responded to our requests for information.

Chair: Carrie Anderson and Jim Thompson

1st VC: Barrett Maners and Linda Tovar

2nd VC: Malik Frazier and Yolanda Wilson

3rd VC: Joey Crouch and Alex Pizzardi-Patterson

Executive Committee Woman: Bebs Chorak, Cherie Mabrey and Darelene Mansfield

Alternate EC Woman: Dee (Dorothy) Seale

Executive Committee Man : John Holder

alternate EC man: John Kraljevich

The rules per SCDP BY LAWS are:

Regarding County OFFICERS:

“A County Chair and three Vice Chairs shall be elected at the County Convention held in the even numbered years for a two year period based on the same diversity indicated in Section IV.1. above. The officers shall be residents and voters in the county.

The County Conventions shall also elect two members, a man and a woman, to serve on the State Executive Committee, along with two Alternates, a man and a woman. These members shall be considered officers of the County Party.

The office of County Chair and the office of State Committee Member(s) shall be separate and the same person shall not occupy both offices. Any officer of the County Party may not hold more than one County Party office.

No person who has been convicted of a state or federal crime related to voting or the conduct of an election shall hold office at any level of the Party. Reinstatement may be granted upon request by the person after completing their sentence.

No county party shall adopt rules and by-laws counter to the SCDP Rules and By-Laws.”

Per SCDP bylaws the diversity of the county and state boards are as follows:

“…a Chair and three Vice Chairs shall be elected for a two-year period. The First Vice Chair shall be of a gender different from the Chair, the Second Vice Chair shall be of a race different from the Chair, and the Third Vice Chair shall be between the ages of 18 and 36 years of age. At the first meeting of the State Party Executive Committee, the remaining two officers, Secretary and Treasurer, shall be elected. The officers shall be residents and voters in the state of South Carolina. No person who has been convicted of a state or federal crime related to voting or the conduct of an election shall hold office at any level of the South Carolina DemocraticParty.”

So, you can see that the winner of the Chair’s race will set the scene for the Vice Chair race. Please Note, you CAN put your name in the running for multiple positions, however, you can only win ONE.