​​The Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee is the local Democratic Party entity in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The committee functions to support Democratic Party candidates running for public office in the area. 

Members are elected every four years on the Democratic Presidential Primary ballot; additional members may be voted onto the committee by its existing membership. Once having served on the committee for 20 years, one becomes a "lifetime" member of the committee. The committee is allotted 35 full members, not including "lifetime" members. Members must be registered Democrats residing in the Town of Shrewsbury. The committee may also vote to admit an unlimited number of Associate Members. Any interested member of the public may attend Democratic Town Committee meetings, and participate in Town Committee activities! We welcome all. 

In addition to supporting Democratic candidates, the Town Committee also initiates and participates in various community service projects, most recently sponsoring a Sunday opening at the Shrewsbury Public Library. The group has also collected donations for the Worcester County Food Bank. 


About Us

  • Jason Palitsch, Chair
  • Kim Long, Vice Chair
  • Lisa Talbot, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Woron, Secretary
  • Gloria Turner, Treasurer

Democratic State Committee Members
Members of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee in the Second Worcester District, which includes the Town of Shrewsbury. 

  • Mary Anne Dube, of Worcester
  • Guy Glodis, of Auburn
  • Roberta Goldman, of Shrewsbury
  • Doreen Goodrich, of Auburn
  • Joseph Martin, of Auburn
  • Jason Palitsch, of Shrewsbury
  • Ron Valerio, of Auburn