Earlier this month on election day we noticed that no one was running for the position of Republican Committeeman for the precinct in the town I reside. I do not live in any of the municipalities I cover (which someone recently told me is a good thing).
I typed my name in, voted for myself and didn’t think about it again.
Now this wasn’t an organized write-in campaign. It was spur of the moment and I didn’t mention it to anyone else.
So the lone vote I received, was the only vote cast for that position.
What does a Committeeman do?
They basically comprise the local party apparatus. Help with campaigns. Work the polls on election day. And most importantly cast a vote for party leadership.
Since its a conflict with the fact we cover local politics, I am resigning. My short political career is over.
The only reason I am writing this article is to show how how quickly someone can gain a voice within their political party of choice, even with just one vote.
In this past election, Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Plymouth Township and Whitemarsh all had open slots to fill for committeeman for both parties.
Don’t think you can’t win (just make sure you vote for yourself).