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Two Local Dems Win Statewide Party Posts

Two Livingston County Democrats won election to statewide posts in Young Democrats of Michigan at the Michigan Democratic Party convention in Detroit on February 11. Young Democrats of Michigan is a caucus within the Michigan Democratic Party.

Paul Giessner, top, and Christian Alvarado were recently elected to serve the Young Democrats of Michigan caucus

Christian Alvarado of Howell was elected vice chair of Young Democrats of Michigan and Paul Giessner of Marion Township was elected secretary of the group.

Christian Alvarado has been involved in Michigan Democratic politics since 2017, was electoral director of the Young Democrats in 2019, and is a member of the Livingston County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

Paul Giessner was actively involved in the One Campaign for Michigan in Livingston County during 2022, knocked on more than 1,000 doors during the campaign, manages the party’s website, and is a member of the Livingston County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

“Our main focus will be to expand our reach throughout the state so that we can connect the youth with trainings and job opportunities,” Alvarado said. "There is an incredible opportunity in front of us to bring the young people of our state into the political process - I can't wait to get to work!" said Giessner.

The mission of Young Democrats of Michigan (YDM) is to engage people between 16 and 36 years of age in Democratic politics and to promote progressive policies and ideals throughout Michigan. It is focused on helping young people have a voice in decision-making and helping young candidates run for office. Follow YDM at their website or their Facebook page.

(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.)

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