About LCDC

Offices at 53 N. Duke St, Suite 10, Lancaster, PA 17602
Office phone: 717 299 5701
Office email: lcdc@lancasterdems.com
www.LancasterDems.com

Officers:

  • Sally Lyall, Chairperson
  • JoAnn Hentz, Vice Chair
  • Doug Pryer, Vice Chair
  • Tracey Lynn Arriola, Treasurer
  • Secretary, Jessica Haile
  • Office Manager, Tracey Lynn Arriola

Authority:
The Lancaster County Democratic Committee is authorized by the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee to represent the Democratic Party in Lancaster County. The county committee is regulated by its bylaws which are approved by the state party.

The LCDC is divided into several divisions to administer party functions.

County Committee:
The County Committee is comprised of elected Officers, the Executive Board members, elected state committee members and elected committee people. Two committee people are elected to represent each designated precinct in the county. There are 256 precincts which are determined by the Lancaster County Elections Board, an agency of County government.

The County Committee meets at least once each year to conduct business and to endorse candidates. The County committee gathers in a quadrennial meeting in the year of the gubernatorial election to elect officers. They may also meet at the call of the Chair, the Executive Board or by their own agreement to review the County committee’s bylaws, set policy or conduct other business.

Executive Board:
The Executive Board meets on a monthly basis and is charged with administering the functions of the County Committee. The Executive Board is comprised of the elected officers, state committee persons, elected officials, district leaders, and sub-committee chairs.

Subcommittees of the Executive Board:

  • Campaign – Volunteers assist in campaign organization, canvassing, phone banking, literature preparation and distribution, etc.
  • Communications/Technology – Volunteers assist in preparing the newsletter, website and Facebook postings, data collection and reporting, etc.
  • Events – Volunteers assist event planning for organizational meetings and fundraising events such as the Fall banquet and Auction or Blue Book advertising.
  • Finance – Prepares the budget and reports spending. Limited volunteers audit and maintain the books.
  • Fundraising – Volunteers assist with fundraising calls and events. Calls are made on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thurs evening of the month. Exec. Board meets the 4th Thurs.
  • Issues – Our Rapid Response Teams develop resolutions, plan events, and organize¬†efforts to promote our¬†democratic positions. We post this information on the website.
  • Organizing – District Leaders, their assistants, and precinct volunteers meet as a Round Table several times a year to plan strategies to increase voter turnout and assist District Leaders and Committee People.

Districts:

Districts are subdivisions of the county created by the Executive Board to administer the County party on a more local level. Currently, the County is divided in concordance with school district boundaries. There are exceptions. There are currently 16 Districts.

District committees are comprised of elected precinct committee persons who reside within the district. They elect a district leader who serves on the LCDC Executive Board.

Find District Leaders from the District Information page.


Precinct committee people:

Precinct committee people are elected by Democrats in a specific precinct to represent them by serving on the County Committee. Precinct committee people have specific duties, such as apprising their constituents of polling dates and places, providing information concerning candidates and issues before the electorate, representing the Democratic Party and endorsed candidates at their polls on election days, organizing their precincts to get out the vote and serving their constituents.

Committee People are elected by registered Democrats from the voting district (precinct) in which the committee person resides. Committee people are assisted by precinct volunteers.

Go to Committee persons page for a list of committee persons.

Committee people:

  • establish communication with precinct voters and maintain records of precinct voter contact data
  • work to increase voter contacts, educate voters on issues and Party positions, and increase election turnout
  • support our endorsed candidates in contacting and connecting with precinct voters
  • staff polls and oversee election day workers
  • support and increase Democratic activity in Lancaster County