KERSEY – The Elk County Democratic Committee is hosting a “Politics & Pancakes” Petition-signing Breakfast on Jan. 30 at the Fox Township Senior Center located at 365 Main St. in Kersey.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast served at 9 a.m. Registered Democrats from Elk County and vicinity are welcome to attend, and a donation to the committee is requested.
Candidates for the Democratic nominations for U.S. Senate, including Admiral Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty, U.S. House of Representatives candidate Kerith Strano Taylor, Pennsylvania Attorney General and Pennsylvania State Treasurer are scheduled to participate and address voters at the breakfast.
Candidates will also be seeking petition signatures to get on the ballot for the April primary. Elk County’s Democrats have been a 100-plus signature-filing county for multiple statewide candidates each of the past two years.
Elk County’s breakfast is one of seven petition-signing events scheduled in western Pennsylvania this weekend for Democratic candidates for state and federal office. This year marks the third year for the “Northwest Weekend” as Democrats from various counties work together to bring statewide candidates to the region.
The series kicks off in Blair County in the afternoon on Jan. 29 and concludes with a huge evening social in Erie County on the night of Jan. 30. Additional events are planned for Jefferson and Clearfield counties on Jan. 29 and Clarion and Warren counties on Jan. 30.
Locally, the Jefferson County event is a Meet & Greet at 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Taylor Law Firm, 340 Main St., Brookville, followed by the Clearfield County event, an evening social at 7 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Local 5 Union Hall, 1400 Leonard St., Clearfield. All area Democrats are encouraged to come out and meet the candidates at each event.