Monday, November 30, 2009

Virginia Martin Unanimously Endorsed for Democratic Elections Commissioner

Columbia County Dems refer Virginia Martin to Columbia County Board of Supervisors Democratic caucus for reappointment to full two year term as Democratic Commissioner of Elections. 

Virginia Martin, the Democratic Elections Commissioner in Columbia County, was enthusiastically endorsed by acclamation for a two-year term on the Board of Elections by the Columbia County Democratic Committee at a special meeting on November 30.

“We are proud to recommend Virginia Martin for confirmation by the Board,” said Christopher Nolan, chair of the CCDC. “She has served the county in an exemplary fashion and the Democratic Committee showed their support with a unanimous vote.”

In response to a standing ovation from the committee, Martin said that she was “honored and touched” by their support. She praised her Democratic staff, Deputy Commissioner Hilary Hillman and Election Specialist Alice Wettach, as “phenomenal.” “We’ve done good work,” said Martin, “and I look forward to continuing that work in my next term.”
Under NYS election law, the county committee is called upon to make an official recommendation to the Democratic caucus of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. (The Democratic caucus is made up of all of the Democratic Supervisors on the board). Once approved by the caucus, the appointment is then referred to the full board for final approval. The Board of Supervisors is required to act by the end of this year. Martin’s new two year term will commence on January 1, 2010.