Stillwater, NY - There has been an important ingredient missing from the recipe of Patrick Nelson's congressional run for NY-21. The team feels the hiring and combination of Thearse McCalmon as campaign director and Lisa Scerbo as volunteer coordinator will solve the issue of both fundraising and signature capture at a grander scale. They will both use their experience to continue to guide the campaign in the right direction as it goes into the final stretch.

"I'm extremely excited to join the Nelson campaign. The issues New York 21 faces are American problems. After studying up on the other candidates as well as Congresswoman Stefanik, I feel Patrick is the only candidate who is able to move the district in the right direction," McCalmon stated. "I've been placed into this position so Patrick can move much more freely around the district and engage with the folks who want a voice which will truly represent them in the North Country."

McCalmon, a resident of Schenectady and history teacher, previously worked as the Director of Programs for the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, and has worked with Senator Neil Breslin (D-NY) as a session assistant, and as a volunteer on the campaign of Albany Councilwoman Dorcey Applyrs (D-NY).

Lisa Scerbo who lives in Stillwater has worked on many campaigns, including Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2006 run for Congress, where she worked as a team leader for paid canvassers. She most recently worked on Mike Derrick’s campaign and was a dedicated volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2016.

“Patrick is young, energetic, and has the right platform to defeat Congresswoman Stefanik in November,” Scerbo added. “I’ll work with volunteers from across the district to make sure he is well represented.”

The Democratic primary will be held on June 26, 2018.

Patrick Nelson