Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dutchess County Democrats Endorse Ken Dow for State Senate


UNION VALE, NY - At its recent annual convention, the Dutchess County Democratic Committee endorsed Ken Dow of Mellenville for New York State Senate, 41st District, encompassing Columbia and most of Dutchess Counties.

“We are proud to endorse Ken Dow, a leader widely recognized as principled, hard-working, and in touch with what is happening in people’s lives,” said Jane Barber Smith, Chairperson of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee. “Through his service as a public official, Ken Dow has earned the respect of citizens across party lines, and has always shown that he means what he says. Ken Dow has what it takes to win the election in November and be a strong advocate for us in the State Senate.”

Ken Dow said, “For too long, the concerns of regular people have not been taken seriously by the State Senate, which is why so many of us face unfair taxation and uncertain job prospects. The incumbent has been in the state legislature for 28 years, along with many of his party leaders in the Senate who have been in Albany for decades. Only seven Republican senators entered the legislature after 1995. Each day shows us more clearly that this group is too stale and entrenched to deal with the most important issues facing us today. As your State Senator I’ll bring a new level of energy and commitment to moving New York forward now.”

Dow served as Columbia County Democratic Chairman and Commissioner of Elections prior to his candidacy for State Senate. He is a 1983 graduate of Harvard University and recently completed Albany Law School. He is 47 years old and resides in Mellenville with his wife and baby daughter.