Sun Community News - CONGRESS RACE ENTERS NEW PHASE AS CANDIDATES SEEK SIGNATURES
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Patrick Nelson personally canvassed neighborhoods in his hometown of Stillwater in Saratoga County last Tuesday.
“For me to put on pair of sneakers and go door to door, I’m a happy guy,” he said.
The candidate is a familiar sight. Nelson sits on the Saratoga Democratic Party Committee and petitions for local candidates every two years, as well as for state and federal representatives.
Nelson ran for local office in 2015 and has worked on the campaigns of the past two Democratic nominees, including serving as Mike Derrick’s field director in 2016.
“It’s exciting,” said Nelson, who has modeled his volunteer-driven campaign after that of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “It’s good we have something really important to have our volunteers do.”
Nelson said training new volunteers is an exercise in itself that helps democracy in the long run, creating the next generation of leadership.
“It’s my hope the people volunteering for the campaign and working for us now will become committee members and run for local office and state and county office,” he said.