Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2019 Elections and Candidate Questionnaires!

Press Release
February 20, 2019
Hudson City Democratic Committee
New York State has scheduled primaries for local elective office on June 25, and the
Hudson City Democratic Committee will be looking at candidates much earlier than in prior
years. The petitioning process begins this year on February 26 and concludes in early April.
To be on a party line, including the Democratic line, candidates will need to collect
valid signatures from 5% of the voters in that jurisdiction enrolled in that party.
Those signature numbers will soon be posted on the Columbia County Board of Elections site.
It is recommended that candidates gather approximately twice as many signatures
as will be legally
required.
In the next few weeks, the HCDC will be interviewing candidates seeking to be on the
Democratic line, as part of its endorsement process.  
Endorsed candidates will receive support from the HCDC, including assistance with
collecting signatures on petitions. To begin that process, the HCDC has posted a
brief questionnaire for candidates on its website, http://www.hudsoncitydemocrats.org.  
We urge candidates, including incumbents, to complete a questionnaire
at their earliest convenience so that we can schedule interviews early in the petitioning process.

For more information, and if you have any questions, please contact:
Stephen Dunn, Chair HCDC
Swdunn1@gmail.com
949-885-6516

Please fill out the Questionnaires and send to info@hudsoncitydemocrats.org
Thank you all!

For Incumbents:


Incumbents seeking reelection
The Hudson City Democratic Committee would like to know this information about you:

Name:
Position/Ward:
What have you accomplished in your position this term?




What would you like to accomplish next term?




Why should the HCDC endorse you?





For NON - Incumbents:

Individuals thinking about running for office in Hudson
The Hudson City Democratic Committee would like to know this information about you:

Name:
Address:
Position planning to run for:
A short statement of your relevant background:





Why are you interested in serving in this position?





What are your relevant skills/expertise/qualities?









Monday, November 5, 2018


VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Together we can make a difference.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
6 AM - 9 PM

LOCATION

Hudson's 3rd Ward Votes at St. Mary's Academy
301 Allen Street
Corner of Third and Allen

SAMPLE BALLOT

I’m voting Democratic (Row A) - all 11 candidates across the top. See below for details on some of the candidates.

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND FOR US SENATOR (A5)

Gillibrand is a consistent voice against sexual assault. When the right-wing attacked ACORN with misleading and highly edited videos, she was one of the few Senators who stood up for ACORN’s important voter rights work.

PETER LYNCH AND MARGARET WALSH FOR STATE SUPREME COURT (A6 AND A7 - VOTE FOR BOTH)

Walsh and Lynch each have impressive experience and approach the bench with a commitment to fairness.

ANTONIO DELGADO FOR REPRESENTATIVE OF CONGRESS (A8)

Delgado will fight for increased access to quality health care and a fair tax policy. His opponent has been running racist ads and is complicit with Trump’s racist and sexist policy. 

AARON GLADD FOR STATE SENATE (A9)

For years, the Republican-led State Senate has blocked important legislation. Now is our chance to flip the Senate. Gladd supports investing in education, women’s rights, and unlocking economic opportunity for all.

DIDI BARRETT FOR MEMBER OF ASSEMBLY (A10)

Barrett has successfully supported local libraries, farms, environment, and economy. She is remarkably accessible, frequently attending local events.

BERNADETTE POWIS FOR CORONER (A15)

The only candidate with medical experience, Powis will work with grieving families with compassion. They can take comfort that she is facing the death scene with a stringent objectivity and making medically-informed decisions. 

GET A REMINDER

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BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Contact Board of Elections for additional information on registration status and voting information.
401 State St, Hudson, NY 12534

Friday, November 2, 2018

Bernadette Powis Gets Important Endorsement!


We are happy to share this great piece of information with our fellow Democrats! Please do not forget to vote in this incredibly important mid-term election!
This is a great Endorsement! On to the 6th of November!

Good Morning,

I could not be prouder to receive the endorsement of the The Columbia Paper.
EDITORIAL: Powis for coroner.

To the polls!

Bernadette

November 1, 2018 by PARRY TEASDALE


TWO CANDIDATES WITH VERY DIFFERENT sets of credentials are running against each other for one of the open positions as county coroner. Bernadette Powis is on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines. Carmen Martino is running on the Republican and Conservative party.


Mr. Martino, 48, a former state trooper and investigator, was appointed a coroner earlier this year by the county Board of Supervisors following the sudden resignation of coroner Dr. Andrea Coleman, a Democrat elected last year.


Ms. Powis, 70, is registered nurse and nurse practitioner and certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner.


Mr. Martino said in a candidate profile published in last week’s issue that his career in law enforcement had prepared him for being coroner because it requires an investigative background and that the post involves “minimal medical experience.”


That’s one way to look at the job. But there is an equally valid approach to the position of coroner that acknowledges the paperwork and research but also emphasizes the human dimension of dealing with the aftermath of an unattended death.


A coroner is not a medical examiner. But Ms. Powis brings more to the position than her career in nursing and medicine. As a nurse practitioner she also has a certification in psychiatric and mental health care. She understands that in cases of unattended death the coroner becomes “the eyes and ears of the medical examiner,” who is not at the death scene but will need critical information from it. She will know what needs to be reported not only to make meet official requirements but also to explain what is known to the families of the deceased.


She brings to this task both competence and compassion. Bernadette Powis should be elected a Columbia County coroner.


Voters take note: Columbia County has three coroner positions. One is filled by incumbent James Bertram, a former sheriff, another will be filled by funeral director Mike Blasl, who is running unopposed on the November 6 ballot. The third will be filled by the winner of the race between Carmen Martino and Bernadette Powis.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THIS IS IT: Get Out the Vote!

THIS IS IT: Get Out the Vote!

Time to rise to the Occasion! We are almost there!

Antonio Delgado

The Campaign is having Get Out The Voteaction in the ramp-up to Election Day.  Enthusiastic people are needed to canvass around Kinderhook, Hudson, Chatham and Ancram.

Each Town link will take you through to a sign-up page.  The schedule for every day is the same, with shifts at 9AM, noon, 3PM, and 6PM.
 
Saturday, November 3rd:  Kinderhook Chatham Hudson Ancram

Sunday, November 4th:  Kinderhook Chatham Hudson Ancram

Monday, November 5th:  Kinderhook Chatham Hudson Ancram

and ELECTION DAY 
Tuesday, November 6th:  Kinderhook Chatham Hudson Ancram

 

Please sign up for more than one shift if you can.

 

Aaron Gladd 


Aidan O'Connor 


Didi Barrett 


Tistrya Houghtling


Canvassing: 
Saturday and Sunday, 11/3 & 11/4 - multiple shifts each day at 10:30, Noon, 1:30, 3 and 4:30 (or any other time that works for you, just let us know)

Where: Aaron Gladd headquarters, 635 2nd Ave, Troy, NY.

 
RSVP to volunteer@tistryaforassembly.com



Bernadette Powis