Today, the term 'Central Committee' takes on a different meaning.
Each political party, both Democrat and Republican, have a 'Central Committee.'
It is the Board of Directors of the political party.
And just how does one become a member of a Central Committee?
You get elected to the Central Committee.
Like Joy Cicchinelli, wife of Massillon's Extraordinary former (and future) 'Independent' mayor, Frank Cicchinelli.
Joy Cicchinelli is a member of the Central Committee for the Democratic Party.
Just last year, Joy was elected by her neighbors in Massillon precinct 4D, the area comprising the homeowners around the Legends of Massillon Golf Course.
As has been discussed earlier, it appears the Cicchinellis have turned the homeowners around the Legends of Massillon Golf Course into a virtual political party.
And those homeowners, at least the Democratic homeowners, have chosen Joy Cicchinelli to serve on the Central Committee.
And to run for the Central Committee as a Democrat, a prospective candidate needs signatures from Democratic voters.
We all know where this is headed, don't we?
The very first signature on Joy Cicchinelli's Democratic Petition for Candidate comes from her husband, our newly 'Independent' candidate for Mayor of Massillon, Frank Cicchinelli.
Frank Cicchinelli once more affirms that he is a "member of the Democratic Party" by signing this document.
So that his wife may get elected to the Central Committee of the Democratic Party.
Joy Cicchinelli, member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party, must not have heard the word.
That 'Independence' has been declared by her husband.
That on the road to the Stark County Board of Elections, Frank Cicchinelli was blinded by the white, hot light of 'Independence.'
No more will he be shackled by the Democratic Party any longer than the 38 years he served as an elected Democrat.
This is no stunt, engineered for political expediency, to back door his way on to the November ballot, to avoid a Democratic primary election he lost once before to "that woman."
Frank Cicchinelli has truly seen the light, mended his Democratic ways, and is clutching tightly to his new found 'Independent' convictions.
While his wife serves as a member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party.