Monday, April 30, 2012

You're Invited!

You're Invited!
Annual Spring Luncheon
Sponsored by
Women's Caucus
Warren & Washington County Democratic Committees
Noon, Friday May 18th Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George, NY
Special Guest Speakers: ★Kate O'Connor, former aide to Gov. Howard Dean and author Do The Impossible: My Crash Course on Presidential Politics Inside the Howard Dean Campaign
★Judge Christine Clark, candidate for Supreme Court, 4th JD 
★Skype Appearance by Rep. Bill Owens 
★Governor Cuomo Representative
Menu Selection
★Braised Brisket of Beef with Root Vegetable Mashed, Pan Gravy
★Poached Pear and Grilled Chicken Salad Maytag Blue Cheese, Baby Greens and Walnut Vinaigrette
★ (Vegetarian) Forest Mushroom, Spinach and Goat Cheese Strudel, Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Cous Cous
Mail to: Warren County Democrats made out to WCDC P.O. Box 4204, Queensbury NY 12804
$27 in advance, $32 at the door. Menu choices! (one of three)
Send payments by May 11 with check
For information: Sheila Comar 642.9566 Lynne Boecher 793.1740

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rep. Bill Owens Thanks WCDC

Congressman Bill Owens spoke to the Warren County Democratic Committee and was endorsed by it at its March 28th meeting.  He the following message of thanks to the committee:

I  am thrilled to have the support of the Washington and Warren Democrats. Over the next couple months, I look forward to working together and continuing to deliver our message of job creation and economic development to every corner of what will be New York's 21st Congressional District— Bill Owens

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Congressman Bill Owens Speaks To Warren County Democrats, Seeks & Gets Endorsement

Congressman Bill Owens spoke via conference call with the Warren County Democratic Committee at its meeting on March 28th in Lake George, discussed his positions, talked about his background and asked the committee for its endorsement.

Owens apologized for being unable to attend in person, due to pending Congressional votes, but promised to attend future meetings of the committee and to get to know committee members and members of the public personally.  The congressman, who lives in Plattsburgh, said he was sad to lose some friends in the western part of his old district under the New York State Legislature's recent redistricting plan, but said he looked forward to representing the new areas in his district, which now includes all of Essex County, Warren County, Washington County and much of the northern part of Saratoga County.   There are about a quarter of a million people in these new areas.

Owens described how he first came to the northern New York region as a member of the Air Force stationed at the former Plattsburgh Air Force base, and how on leaving the Air Force he decided to stay in the area and practice law in former State Senator Ron Stafford's law firm.   He described himself as a pragmatist who worked hard to stay in touch with the people of the area in order to better represent their interests and also tried to reach across the aisle to Republicans to build coalitions that would help bring jobs and economic development to the area.   At the end of the call he formally asked the committee for its endorsement.

A motion was then made and unanimously passed to formally endorse Bill Owens for United States Congress for the new 21st Congressional District.

Owens was represented at the meeting by campaign manager James Hannaway, who described the upcoming campaign and circulated around the room meeting members of the committee.

Nominating petitions are also handed out to committee members to get Owens on the ballot for the November election.

You can read more about Bill Owens at his campaign website Bill Owens For Congress
and his official Congressional Website.

Monday, April 2, 2012

WCDC Endorses Gillibrand

At it's meeting Wednesday of the Warren County Democratic Committee, Committee Chair Lynne Boecher read a letter from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand thanking the committee for its support over the last seven years, beginning with her first congressional race.   In the letter Sen. Gillibrand expressed her apologies to the committee for not being able to attend due to current Senate business.  She also spoke of the importance of this election season, the necessity of keeping the Senate in Democratic hands, and the need for support from all Democrats in this critical year.  Senator Gillibrand then formally asked the committee for its endorsement.

When the Senator's picture and website was projected on an overhead screen as the reading of the statement began, the crowd of over 80 committee members broke out into cheers and applause.   As Chairwomen Boecher finished reading the letter, a motion was made and seconded to again endorse Kirsten Gillibrand for the United States Senate.  The motion was carried by unanimous acclamation.

Senator Gillibrand has pursued an ambitious agenda in office, with initiatives featuring job creation, transparency in government and healthcare, among others.  She also recently called for a expedited withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

A full listing of these initiatives can be found at these links: