Meet the Candidate: Thearse McCalmon (New York)

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Candidate Name: Thearse McCalmon

What office are you running for?
State Senate

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?
I’m running because we have an existential threat in climate change, we need to enact the NY Health Act, we need to re-fund our public schools, we need to help our struggling farmers, and to put in place a Universal Basic Income system. I’m running because Black Lives Matter.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Our wages are not matching up to inflation – unaffordable housing, folks working 2 to 3 jobs to make ends meet, etc.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
We need to put our disagreements aside and start working on what we agree with first – example Lowering Prescription Drugs and taking care of our senior citizens.

What are your hobbies?
Being a parent, painting, reading, watching sci-fi,

What is the most recent book you read?
The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
4 children, 1 grandchild and a cat named Squeak.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Email Heather Crocker at

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Who will you be voting for President of the United States? Biden/Harris!

Candidate Social Media:
Website | Facebook | Twitter

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