CPRF’s Kamnev, Petrov consider themselves people’s candidates
Penza, 29 June 2016. PenzaNews. Georgy Kamnev, first secretary of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, and Alexei Petrov, regional CPRF committee member, City Duma deputy of fourth and fifth congregations, who will be taking part in the State Duma election in election districts No. 146 and No. 147 respectively, believe in their success because they consider themselves to be candidates from the people.
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“I can tell you that both Georgy [Kamnev] and myself have fairly great experience in taking part in election campaigns on all levels – in areas of the region, in the city, in the Legislative Assembly. Moreover, we took part in the State Duma election where we were promoting our candidates,” Alexei Petrov said during the meeting with journalists held at the PenzaNews press center on Wednesday, June 29.
The Communist Party showed great trust to Georgy Kamnev and him by choosing them as candidates in their respective single-mandate election districts, and they both intend to do their best to earn this trust, Alexei Petrov added.
“I think that right now, by participating in the State Duma election, I am already ready to become useful for Penza and the Penza region, and work here to help our citizens, instead of sitting in Moscow gathering dust on my clothes and working on pipe-dream projects, when I can help our Penza people right here,” Alexei Petrov stressed.
In turn, Georgy Kamnev pointed out that the party promoted its candidates based on the experience of party-people feedback in the regions.
“Most importantly, we based our decision on the opinion of the voters and our activists in Penza region areas, in areas of Penza city. We took into account the fact that Alexei Petrov was born on the edge between Kamenka and Pachelma areas. […] He was a deputy from the Oktyabrsky city area. […] He was also taking part in the regional Legislative Assembly election from the Oktyabrsky city area,” said the leader of the Penza Communists, and added that both Pachelma and Kamenka fall under the election district No. 147.
Moreover, voters know Alexei Petrov and know him as being interested in their issues, Georgy Kamnev added.
“As for me, I was born in Serdobsk – which is in the election district No. 146,” explained the first secretary of the Penza region CPRF committee.
He also stressed the fact that he frequently meets with citizens over his course of work in the Penza region Legislative Assembly, which helps him know of many people’s issues first-hand.
Discussing their main political opponents in the election – Sergei Yesyakov (United Russia) in district No. 146 and Leonid Levin (“A Just Russia”) in district No. 147 – Georgy Kamnev expressed his doubt that the aforementioned candidates are truly interested in working in the interest of their people.
“When it comes to analyzing their work, both Levin and Yesyakov are the same. In our opinion, they will be resolving their election-related issues somewhere in state servant offices. […] I think their power, so to say, is quite similar,” said the leader of the Penza Communists.