2023: The Long and Short of It
It’s December, and it’s sort of strange to think 2023 is almost over. It was packed with so much activity, the year seemed both incredibly long and very short at the same time.
Taken as a whole, our 2023 local elections were a wonderful success—a real tribute to the energy and dedication all of you poured into carrying petitions, canvassing, writing and designing campaign literature and the myriad other tasks that go into an election.
Of course, it helped that we had such a deep bench of smart, talented, service-oriented Democrats to present to voters. It will be exciting to see how the quality of life improves in our towns and city under their executive and legislative leadership.
Looking ahead, 2024 promises to be just as challenging as 2023. The presidential election is one of the most consequential of my life, and I imagine the same holds true for you. Then there is the race for Congress, and the chance to help elect a Democratic representative for Tompkins County for the first time since 2010! We will also work to reelect State Senator Lea Webb and Assemblywoman Anna Kelles. Boosting Democratic turnout is key to all of these races, so let’s plan to put a lot of thought into our GOTV strategy. When Democrats vote, Democrats win—the trick is getting them into the voting booths!
But all that is in the future. Let’s take this month to relax, regroup and celebrate the holidays.
My thanks go out to all of you for a terrific 2023. Build the Base for 2024 in heightening voter engagement across the Democratic Ballot.
Linda Hoffmann, Chair
Tompkins County Democratic Committee