Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meet Congresswoman Gillibrand Nov 25 at Copake Town Hall

Kirsten Gillibrand

November 25th 5pm
Copake Town Hall

Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand (D-20th) will be coming to Copake Town Hall for a Congress at Your Corner on November 25 at 5 PM. The program is designed to take her office out into the communities she serves in order to hear from constituents so that she may better represent the families of the twentieth district. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and speak to the Congresswoman right here in Copake.

About Congress At Your Corner:
"I believe accountability and accessibility to the families of our district is very important to being an effective Representative and I am committed to both," said Representative Gillibrand. "Instead of asking folks to come to my office I want to go to them and make it convenient for them to see their Member of Congress."

Throughout the year Congresswoman Gillibrand will be scheduling public appearances in communities throughout the district at weekend hot spots such as coffee shops, bookstores, and farmers markets. The Congresswoman will have congressional staff with her and be available to discuss issues that are on the voters' minds, listen to their opinions and even open case files to help them with any problems they may be having with a federal agency.

Copake Town hall is located at 230 Mountain View Road. Copake 12516 Map

Friday, November 14, 2008

Columbia County Democrats ActBlue Appeal Launched

This has been an amazing year.

We Did It!! Barack Obama is our President-elect, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand was reelected in a landslide and Democrats are at a virtual tie with Republicans in Columbia County.

But all of our gains have left the committee’s treasury empty, so we are asking for your help right now. We understand that the economy has taken a toll on many of us and that most of us have been making contributions all during the election season. We are asking that you make one more.

Please make the largest contribution you are able to today.

2009 is a pivotal year in Columbia County. Democrats need only two more seats on the Board of Supervisors to take control of the Board for the first time in decades. With control of the Board will come fiscal resposibility, the end of cronyism regarding employment and contracts, real environmental responsibility, long-term strategic planning and a renewed focus on ethics.

But in order for us to take the Board of Supervisors we must replenish our coffers. The Republicans know that they are on the ropes. They will be fighting with everything they have. We must be prepared to do the same.

Please make a contribution today.

No amount is too small. If all you can do is $10, please do that. If you are able to make a large contribution, now is the time to do it.

Columbia County Democrats have never been more united or stronger. Your contribution right now, will help us to finally turn Columbia County BLUE!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Register-Star Clears Up Errors Regarding the Vote Tally in Hudson and the 2nd Ward

Want to know where the bluest spot in Columbia County is? Read on.

Democratic Winners in the 2008 Election in Columbia County

Representative in Congress - Kirsten Gillibrand
20th Congressional District

In her sophomore reelection race for her congressional seat, Kirsten Gillibrand improved on her margin of 2 years ago when she unseated John Sweeney. She beat Sandy Treadwell with almost 62% of the vote even though she was tremendously outspent. This was an astounding reelection in a predominately Republican District.
See Also:

Gillibrand’s stature likely to rise after win.

NY-20: Freshman Dem wins a blood-red district in landslide

Assembly Member - Tim Gordon
108th Assembly District

In his reelection bid, Tim Gordon again won on his winning combination of Democrats, Independents and other political party members getting behind a solid candidate with the right ideas for their district.

Judge Patrick McGrath - Supreme Court Justice

In what many thought an impossible race, Judge McGrath won the seat from 14 year incumbent Judge Anthony Carpinello. Carpinello made assertions that a deal had been struck the previous year for the Democrats to endorse the Republican in his reelection bid. In the end, the truth won out and the voters chose Judge McGrath and rejected the old days of Albany back-room politics of the past.

Richard Koweek - Hudson City Judge

Richard Koweek won the seat of retiring Judge Barry Sack in Hudson. In a four way race Mr. Koweek still managed to beat his nearest opponent by a margin of 2 to 1.

More here

Donna Hoyt & Robert Mayhew -
Ancram Town Board
After resignations and shutdown of Ancram Town Government, two Democrats elected to Ancram Town Board.
More here
Background here
Ancram Democrats

David Gordineer - Copake Assesor
Democrat David Gordineer wins Copake Assesor Race

View Election Results here
Background - The Independent
More at Copake Democrats

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama Elected President - Kirsten Gillibrand Scores Big Re-election Win


Democrats swept into power in a huge way in yesterdays election.

Barack Obama was elected President and Kirsten Gillibrand retains her congressional seat scoring a decisive victory over her opponent.

To see the Columbia County results or the results from local city and towns click here.