Calvin Ferrara Announces Run for Atlantic County Clerk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23rd, 2021
Galloway, NJ – Former Amy Kennedy, New Jersey Democratic State Committee, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffer Calvin Ferrara will seek the Democratic nomination for County Clerk. Ferrara is running on a platform of promoting civic engagement with the County Clerk office’s services.
A South Jersey native, Ferrara has spent the past four years working on both state and federal-level campaigns, most recently working on the congressional campaign for Amy Kennedy in New Jersey’s 2nd as her Deputy Political Director. In that role he launched an aggressive and unprecedented voter contact program that interacted with hundreds of thousands of voters across South Jersey.
“It has become clear to me through my time working on campaigns that our Clerk’s Office here in Atlantic County has not been stepping up to the plate during COVID. They have not informed voters when changes have been made to the normal voting process, they have made mistakes that have disenfranchised voters. I’m running to restore integrity, accountability, and competency to the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office.”
“We need to make the people of Atlantic County more aware as to what it is that the County Clerk’s office actually does,” Ferrara continues, “It should not solely be left to the citizens of Atlantic County to seek out that information on their own. The Clerk’s Office should be actively engaging with the citizens and informing them how the Clerk’s Office can be useful to them – whether they want to make a change of address, request a vote-by-mail ballot, or run for public office, all of this information should be readily available.”
Part of Ferrara’s platform includes making important announcements and information available in both English and Spanish.
“Over 16 percent of Atlantic County’s citizens are Hispanic. For many, English may not be their first language,” said Ferrara. “As county clerk, it would be my responsibility to make sure that all important information that is released from my office is also made available in Spanish. I have interacted with so many Atlantic County voters over the past few years who speak no English. Providing these citizens with the information they need is paramount to maintaining a well-informed and all-inclusive community.”