The next Schodack Democrats' meeting is Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM at the Peter Andrews VFW on Scott Ave. in Castleton.
Subcommittees will be created by committee
A small but interested group of committee and club members attended the November meeting. There was productive discussion on strategic planning for the future. The group discussed the creation of subcommittees for the various activities the membership is involved in. No action was taken owing to a lack of a quorum.
Over the next few months, we will continue to discuss the reorganization of the committee, setting strategic goals, and focusing on the activities we will engage in.
Subcommittees may include:
The next committee meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM. Please come prepared to discuss your skills and interests and how you wish to assist Schodack Democrats as we move forward.
Laquidara falls short in DA race
Carmelo Laquidara, our excellent candidate for Rensselaer County DA, fell short by fewer than 500 votes.
While Carmelo ran one of the best campaigns in 2014, it was hard for any Democrat to overcome the huge GOP turnout.
Thank you for running for this important job, Carm. We hope you will turn your energy to another race in the future.
We will be there when you do!
Thank you, Democratic poll inspectors
Schodack Democrats fielded a small, but dedicated group of poll watchers for the election on Nov. 4. While it is not a difficult job, it is a long day that can get very hectic.
We would like to build the "bull pen" of poll inspectors before the next election. If you are interested, please contact Linda Underwood. You only need to live in the county and be a registered Democrat.
County & town committees elect chairs, officers
The Schodack Town Committee held its reorganizational meeting on Monday, Sept. 29. New officers are: Linda Underwood, Chair; Mike Monescalchi, Vice Chair; Bettyann Johnsen, Treasurer; Alex Flood, Secretary.
Congratulations to County Chairman Tom Wade and Commissioner of Elections Ed McDonough on their re-election at the county committee meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25. Special guests included Congressman Paul Tonko and State Senator Neil Breslin. Candidates Brian Howard and Carmelo Laquidara were also on hand.
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Individual limit for this election will be $1,000. Family Limit for the up-coming election will be $2,168. Family members included in this limit are children, parent, grandparent, brother, sisters and spouse of those individuals. Note: that any one of these family members can contribute the $2,168 maximum but that would prohibit all others from contributing anything.