Democrats Abroad Germany Introduces Newly Elected Executive Committee



For immediate release

March 6, 2019


Democrats Abroad Germany Introduces Newly Elected Executive Committee

Heidelberg - Democrats Abroad Germany, the official arm of the Democratic Party in Germany, elected its new Executive Committee at their Annual General Meeting held on February 23, 2019, in Heidelberg. Incoming leaders, who will serve in their respective positions until 2021, are responsible for upholding and supporting the work of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad in Germany.

DA Germany announces the following newly elected leaders:

Chair – Candice Kerestan
Vice Chair – Kenton Barnes
Treasurer – Ronald Schlundt
Secretary – Andrea Schwab


At-Large Positions:

Chapter Development Coordinator – Quaide Williams

Communications Coordinator – Angela Fobbs
Events & Fundraising Coordinator – Emily Lines
Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Coordinator – Claudia Clark
IT Coordinator – Susan Penrod
Media Contact – Beverly Seebach


As American politics has come to the forefront of global concern with the Trump administration, DA Germany aims to be the point of contact for Americans living in Germany and help actively connect them with government and civic engagement back home.

“Following the general election in 2016, we witnessed an outpouring of concern and activity from Americans living in Germany,” noted Candice Kerestan, Chair of DA Germany. “While this momentum to make a change was reflected in the recent midterm elections – where Democrats regained the House, flipped seven governors’ mansions, and picked up hundreds of state legislative seats nationwide – we must continue building upon this to take back the White House in 2020. Moving forward, the newly elected Executive Committee is determined to keep improving outreach to Americans, provide even greater opportunities for our members to learn about and engage with US politics, and make our voices heard while living in Germany.”


The elections are one facet of an ongoing program of activities for DA Germany. For more information please visit our website at


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For more information contact:

Beverly Seebach, Democrats Abroad Germany Media Contact

[email protected] or 0151-6884 1588 


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About Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad strives to provide citizens living abroad with a voice in government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Democrats Abroad currently has 41 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the US political process. Members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the US.

Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented in the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

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