Greenville Dems caucus for the first time in 10 years
Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup Democrats in the town of Greenville caucused on July 12, for the first time in 10 years, to officially nominate a candidate for town board. The Democrats unanimously backed political newcomer Michelle Clark to run for an open seat on the town board. Clark will take on Republican incumbents Travis Richards and Richard Bear in November. “I[t] didn’t take long for me to realize the importance of diversity and representation on the Greenville Town Board,” said Clark, adding that the current board is made up of Republican men. “Greenville is not a solely Republican town comprised of men,” she added. If elected, Clark said her goals include recreation programs for youth and adults, improving access to the town barn, user-accessible recreation equipment for the disabled, and prioritizing cleanliness of the town pond and safety of the ducks. Clark indicated an interest in running for town clerk earlier in the year, but opted to seek a town board seat instead. Greenville Democratic Chairwoman Beth Schneck said having young people like Clark take an interest in local politics is what led them to caucus for the first time since 2011. Clark was the only candidate the Democrats nominated. The town GOP nominated Bear and Richards for re-election. They also nominated newcomer Jessica Lewis for clerk and tax collector, and incumbent Supervisor Paul Macko and Highway Superintendent Michael Dudley. The general election is Nov. 2. Read the full story at porcupinesoup [dot] com.