Monday, August 7, 2017

You're Invited To A Town Hall With Senator Gillibrand!

                                      CAPITAL REGION TOWN HALL RSVP

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host a Town Hall in Troy on Wednesday, August 9th.

She’ll give brief remarks, then take your questions about everything from health care to the economy.

Staff will also be on hand to answer questions you might have about how the Senator’s office can assist constituents. This is the perfect chance to raise your voice on the issues you care about.

All are welcome to come. You can RSVP ahead of time below or you can same-day RSVP at the event, but space is limited.

Details:
Hudson Valley Community College
McDonough Sports Complex - Gymnasium
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

RSVP HERE

Doors open at 4:15pm, event starts at 5:00pm and ends at 6:30pm. First come, first seated.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

You're Invited! Warrensburg Democratic Committee Picnic!







Warrensburg Democratic Committee
Pot Luck Picnic
August 20,2017
2pm to 5pm
Open to all rain or shine

Warren County Fish Hatchery
145 Echo Lake Road
Warrensburg, New York, 12885

Come mingle with local Democrats and
Meet some of the area candidates

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs provided
Please bring a dish to pass
(thanks for coordinating with Kim)
Contact
Kim Ross for more information
@(518)-623-2932 or 742-0322





Friday, March 3, 2017



Proud that Glens Falls County Supervisor Claudia Braymer and GF Third Ward Democratic Candidate Diana Palmer could join Senator Gillibrand for lunch today! Celebrating women "off the sidelines "!-- Lynne Boecher

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Three candidates being considered for Queensbury's Ward 4 seat

 Jennifer is obviously the right choice for all of Queensbury!

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Three candidates being considered for Queensbury's Ward 4 seat

KATHLEEN MOORE kmoore@poststar.com


QUEENSBURY — As Queensbury Town Board member William VanNess prepares to leave elected office, his colleagues have begun the process of living without him.
VanNess will become the Warren County Republican elections commissioner at the end of the month.
The Town Board interviewed three candidates to replace him in a meeting Wednesday that went past 9:30 p.m. and included interviewing one candidate by video as she sat in a rental car in Tuscon, Arizona.
The board can either appoint someone to replace VanNess or leave the seat vacant until the November election. Board members will consider a vote next month, Supervisor John Strough said.
Three people applied to be appointed:
Jennifer Switzer, a Democrat who ran twice for the seat and lost by just four votes in 2013;
G. Travis Whitehead, a resident and retired engineer who attends many of the town meetings and does not plan to run for election to the position this fall; and
Tim Brewer, who was the longtime councilman for Ward 4 before being arrested for DWAI in 2012 while taking painkillers for a back injury, after which the Republicans did not endorse him for re-election.
Each of them was asked why they wanted to be appointed to the board.
Switzer, who was interviewed first, answered questions from a video screen after she flew into Arizona. She was on her way to her son’s graduation from Army military intelligence training, but linked up with the board using her cellphone.

She noted that she was the town’s budget officer from 2003 to 2006. She now is the director of finance at the Warren County Economic Development Corporation and CFO of the Warren County Local Development Corporation.
“I have a really strong background in municipal finance. Also, I know what the needs are for small businesses,” she said. “My professional background and my running for office make me uniquely qualified to step into that position. I think it might be difficult for other people to get up to speed.”
Whitehead, who was interviewed next, said he was best able to start work immediately because he attends most of the Town Board and workshop meetings.
“You’re going to have me whether you want me or not,” he added, referring to his plan to continue attending meetings.
Brewer said he would love to have his old seat back.
“I do truly miss it. I enjoy helping people in the town,” he said. “I think I’ve shown in the past I can solve problems. And I enjoy that, and I think I can do a good job.”
He was the Ward 4 councilman for 14 years. He noted that meant he understood the town’s codes, how the budget is developed and how things get done.
The candidates were also asked about their goals.
Switzer said she wants to market the new trampoline park and rock climbing arena to draw more of those types of businesses and customers.
“We can be known as the little recreation area,” she said.
Whitehead would offer his skills in analyzing projects the town is implementing or considering.
“I decided perhaps I could use my engineering skills to help,” he said. “I think I would add some additional talents to the board. My focus would be more town-wide.”
But in Ward 4, he said, he’d like to find solutions to the bottleneck under the Northway overpass at Exit 18.
Brewer, who was also on the Planning Board for nine years, said he would take a close look at future development.
“I’d like to see more development toward the way the plan was written,” he said.
Strough said afterward that the board is not committed to appointing anyone. He asked board members to think about the candidates until March, when they could hold a vote.
“If you feel strongly about making an appointment, we will make one,” he said.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Statement from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

A Statement from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:




“The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Attorney General Scott Pruitt has fought the agency’s actions to protect clean air and clean water. During the confirmation process, Mr. Pruitt and I had a frank and expansive conversation in which we explored his record and views on a number of issues that are important for New York. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Pruitt failed to show that he would take action to fight climate change and the challenges it poses, hold polluters accountable, and ensure that all New Yorkers have clear air to breathe and clean water to drink. Mr. Pruitt has also failed to address the numerous conflicts of interests he would face. I do not believe he has the qualifications necessary to be an effective EPA Administrator.”

Monday, January 16, 2017

Join Lt. Gov. Hochul For State Of The State

Please Join

Kathy Hochul

New York State Lieutenant Governor
At a presentation and discussion of

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State & Budget Address

Excelsior
Ever Upward

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10:00 AM

Glens Falls Falls Civic Center

Heritage Hall

Glens Falls, NY  12801

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Proud to support Governor Cuomo's initiative to increase voter participation here in New York.
The "Democracy Project" will remove barriers to voter registration and make voting easier for all New Yorkers!