Candice Kerestan

DAG DPCA Voting Representative Candidate

Gender: (F)

The Democrats Abroad (DA) Germany DPCA Voting Representative position demands not only a thorough understanding of the goals and workings of DA Germany, but also a willingness to advocate on our country’s behalf. In this position, it’s critical to have an appetite to learn, exchange, and negotiate with a larger, global DA audience – all while bearing in mind the wants and needs within our own borders. Only then can we leverage our power to effect desired change within DA and the Democratic Party. As the outgoing DA Germany Chair, it has been my honor to lead our DPCA Voting Representative delegation for the past two years and do just this. Under my leadership, we were able to pass progressive resolutions, elect a Democratic National Committee member from Germany, and send three dynamic Sanders delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention – the most of any country. Our success on the global stage has come from a shared commitment to work, listen, and, most importantly, unite. If we’re going to win in 2022 and beyond, our Party needs this vision and cohesive approach taken by DA Germany during my tenure. For this reason, I have decided to seek election as DA International Chair at the DA Global Meeting in May 2021. The first step to elevating our approach globally starts with our DPCA Voting Representatives, as they’re responsible for electing DA International Officers. This is why I am asking for your vote today as DPCA Voting Representative, and subsequently your support in my bid for DA International Chair. I am grateful for your consideration, and I look forward to continuing our work together. A full list of past and present DA Germany leaders, as well as DPCA Voting Representative candidates who support my candidacy can be found here.