Category Archives: Candidates

Dutchess County Democratic Slate – 2016

We are proud of our slate and hope that you will volunteer for one or more of the following candidates! President – Hillary Clinton Vice President – Tim Kaine To volunteer contact Rima Liscum: 845-546-1037 Like our facebook page: Dutchess for Hillary U.S. Senator – Charles ‘Chuck’ Schumer 18th Congressional District – Congressman… Read More »


Four women will lead the County Democrats this November in the party’s efforts to unseat the County Executive and Clerk.  At its convention on June 1, the Dutchess County Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed former County Comptroller Diane Jablonski for Dutchess County Executive. Also endorsed unanimously were City of Poughkeepsie Judge Katherine Moloney for County Court… Read More »

The Republican Party is deliber­ately misleading the people of Dutchess County

Hours after Dutchess Coun­ty Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison received the Repub­lican endorsement, the New York Republican State Com­mittee sent robocalls and mail­ers to the residents of Dutch­ess County blaming Sen. Terry Gipson for the energy tax. This awful tax was part of the 2014 budget, written by Dutchess County Executive Marc Moli­naro and shepherded through… Read More »

County’s Solid Waste Management Plan aims too low

On April 8, the Dutchess County Legislature passed the 2013 Dutchess County Local Solid Waste Management Plan. All 17 Republican legislators voted for this plan while seven Democrats plus one Conservative voted against its implementation. The plan offers decreasing solid waste generation, increasing reuse and recycling, and minimizing the use of landfills for solid waste… Read More »

Assemblymember Barrett helps pass legislation to protect victims of domestic violence

             On Tuesday, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid-Hudson) announced that the Assembly passed legislation she co-sponsored that would strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and crack down on repeat offenders (A.10624). The legislation has also passed the State Senate and will be delivered to Governor Cuomo.  The legislation creates a class E felony for the… Read More »

Assemblymember Barrett fights to stop the harassment of pre-recorded telemarketing calls

             To protect families across New York State from harassing telemarketer calls, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) sponsored legislation that passed the Assembly that would make sure all telemarketers sending calls into New York comply with state law (A.10569-A). “We’ve all had to deal with those annoying, incessant calls from telemarketers,” Assemblymember Barrett said. “By… Read More »

Dutchess Democratic Committee Spring Convention 3/22/12

  At their annual spring convention, Matt Alexander of Wappingers Falls was resoundingly endorsed by the Dutchess County Democratic Committee as their candidate for the 18th Congressional District.  Coming in a distant 2nd was Sean Maloney of Sullivan County.  All five candidates,  Alexander, Maloney,  Rich Becker, Duane Jackson and Tom Wilson were given a chance… Read More »

Thank You

Dear Friends, Despite the deep disappointment in Tuesday’s election results, I want to thank you for being part of this extraordinary journey with me.  No turnout figures or percentage of the vote begin to tell the stories of the people, young and old, that I connected with over these last nine months. Inner city moms […]

Didi’s Election Day Schedule

Didi will vote in the morning and spend the day traveling the district, ending up at our Hyde Park headquarters at 9 p.m. Her schedule for the day: 9 a.m. – Vote at Millbrook Firehouse 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  – Breakfast with her family at Millbrook Diner 11:30-12 p.m. – Visit Hudson campaign office at […]

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Oneonta Daily Star: Vote for Murphy

Voters’ choice in the 20th Congressional District is cut and dried. Scott Murphy, first elected in 2008, has managed to vote his conscience on health care and other issues even as he has proven to be one of the more centrist Democrats in Congress.

Monday’s Whistle Stop Tour Schedule

10 a.m. –   West Taghkanic Diner, Rte 82 Taghkanic 11 a.m. –  The Farmer’s Wife , County Rte 8, Ancramdale Noon –  Gallatin – stops at local hamlets 1 p.m. – Democratic Headquarters, Rte 82, across from Town Hall, Stanford 2 p.m. –  Schultzville General Store,  835 Fiddler’s Bridge Road (off county Rte 18), […]

Oneonta Daily Star Endorses Scott Murphy

Daily Star – Vote for Murphy

Voters’ choice in the 20th Congressional District is cut and dried. Scott Murphy, first elected in 2008, has managed to vote his conscience on health care and other issues even as he has proven to be one of …

Join Us on Election Night

Please join us on Election Night at our Hyde Park headquarters as we await the election results. We will start gathering at 9 p.m. after the polls close. The address is 4068 Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Hyde Park – between the movie theater and …