Monday, August 25, 2014

Hudson Democrats Make 2014 Endorsements


The Hudson City Democratic Committee has endorsed a slate of candidates for the November 4, 2014 election. The committee values open government, diversity and economic development and chose candidates that best represent those values.

The endorsements include:
· Sean Eldridge – House of Representatives Congressional District NY-19
· Brian Howard – New York State Senate District 43
· Didi Barrett – New York State Assembly District 106

The candidates will represent Hudson and the larger districts on the state and national levels and will influence New York State legislation and budget.

“Voting for these candidates is a vote for a diverse Hudson with more economic opportunity,” said Victor Mendolia, chair of the Hudson City Democratic Committee. “These are the people with the integrity, the values and the work ethic to go to Albany and effectively represent us.”
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“I'm honored to receive the support of the Hudson Democrats,” said Sean Eldridge, an independent voice committed to growing our economy and working for middle class families. “In Congress, I will fight for working families in Hudson and throughout our region, and I'll work to raise the minimum wage, to protect women's access to health care and to reduce the influence of corporate money in politics by reforming our campaign finance system.”
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“We have an obligation to the next generation to provide them with the same opportunities that past generations had to work hard and thrive,” says veteran educator Brian Howard. “I look forward to working with the Hudson Democrats to make a difference in our future. I will work to fully fund education, freeze Common Core and develop a five-year plan to improve schools. Working men and women are the foundation of our democracy and our economy. I will work to increase the minimum wage to a living wage. I will work to pass the Women's Equality Act and pursue legislation that will make meaningful changes to the way campaigns are financed.”
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“Hudson is a remarkable community for its diversity, history and creative energy,” says Assemblymember Didi Barrett. “I am committed to advocating for what we love best about our community and to supporting the small business owners, families and residents who are working to ensure that Hudson remains vibrant and sustainable. I will continue to stand up for my district, fight for lower taxes and work to end corruption in Albany with meaningful ethics reform. I thank my Hudson neighbors for their endorsement and vote of confidence.”
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Also endorsed for state-wide races are:
· Eric Schneiderman – New York State Attorney General
· Tom DiNapoli – New York State Comptroller

The committee did not make an endorsement in the Governor's race. There is a primary election, in which enrolled Democrats will vote to select the official candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. 

The committee urges all registered Democrats to go to the polls for the gubernatorial primary and let their voices be heard. The primary election is Tuesday, September 9. 
Polls are open from noon until 9 p.m. Only enrolled Democrats can vote in the primary.


The general election is Tuesday, November 4

Monday, January 13, 2014

Get Involved! Join the Hudson City Democratic Committee.

JOIN US!

If you have ever thought of getting more involved in the political process, the Hudson City Democratic Committee has a number of vacancies.

The role of a committee member is first and foremost to help build the party stronger to insure that the best possible people are elected to serve the residents of our city, county, state and nation. Committee members do this in a number of ways. We raise funds, organize events, collect signatures on petitions to get our candidates on the ballot, do voter registration drives and more. Each committee member brings their own set of skills to the table. No previous political experience is necessary.

If you might be interested in joining the committee, send an email to hudsoncitydemocrats@gmail.com

Find out more about what we do:

  • Join us at our annual operating meeting Tuesday January 14th at 7pm at 401 State Street
  • Check out our 2013 platform
  • Our by-laws have details about the committee and committee membership

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 Hudson Vote Totals

Vote totals will be posted here.

Ward 1
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
94 Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
50 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
115 Don Moore (D,WF)
34 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
129 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
23 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Supervisor
Sarah Sterling (D)

Aldermen
Nick Haddad (D)
David Marston (D)

Ward 2
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
113 Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
93 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
143 Don Moore (D,WF)
48 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
122 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
77 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Supervisor
Ed Cross III (D)

Aldermen
Tiffany Garriga (D)
Abdus Miah (D, C)
Kenneth Ivey (R, C)

Ward 3
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
138 Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
122 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
183 Don Moore (D,WF)
64 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
167 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
90 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Supervisor
Ellen Thurston (D)

Aldermen
John Friedman (D,WF)
Henry Haddad (D,WF)
Glenn Martin (R, C)

Ward 4
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
61 Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
75 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
92 Don Moore (D,WF)
34 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
72 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
56 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Supervisor
107 William Hughes Jr. (D, C)

Aldermen
102 Alexis Keith (D,WF)
77 Ohrine Stewart (D)
39 Derrick Smart (R)

Ward 5 District 1
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
88 Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
191 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
144 Don Moore (D,WF)
117 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
110 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
150 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Aldermen
124 Eileen Halloran (D,WF)
102 Megan Carr (D,WF)
138 Robert Donahue (R, C)
148 Bart Delaney (R, C, I)

Ward 5 District 2
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
80 Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
197 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
109 Don Moore (D,WF)
157 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
78 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
195 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Aldermen
107 Eileen Halloran (D,WF)
75 Megan Carr (D,WF)
167 Robert Donahue (R, C)
180 Bart Delaney (R, C, I)

Citywide Totals
Sheriff
Mike Winnie (D, WF)
David Bartlett (R, C, I)

Mayor
574  Victor Mendolia (D,WF)
728 William Hallenbeck (R, C, I)

Council President
786 Don Moore (D,WF)
455 Vince Concra (R, C, I)

City Treasurer
679 Heather Campbell (D,WF)
591 Rachel Kappel (R, C, I)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sean Eldridge Declares Candidacy for Chris Gibson's Seat

Sean Eldridge
Sean Eldridge, the founder and president of business investment company Hudson River Ventures, has formally launched his bid for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

Eldridge, 27, a Shokan resident and the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, launched his long-rumored campaign with a video on his website Sunday night September 22nd and issued a press release about his run on Monday. In the video, Eldridge talks about building his family, home and business in the Hudson Valley and how the area needs “an independent voice who will fight for us.”



Eldridge will will face Republican incumbent Chris Gibson in Congressional District NY-19 in 2014.

See Sean's Website
Like Sean's Facebook Page
Read more: Daily Freeman and Register-Star

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Makes Hudson Endorsements

The Upper Hudson Central Labor Council has endorsed Victor Mendolia's campaign for Mayor of Hudson along with eight other Hudson candidates. The chapter also endorsed Don Moore in his bid to return as Common Council president, Supervisor William Hughes Jr in his reelection and six candidates for Alderman, incumbent David Marston in the 1st Ward, incumbent Abdus Miah and newcomers Tiffany Garriga in the 2nd Ward, Henry Haddad in the 3rd Ward, Alexis Keith in the 4th Ward, and Megan Carr in the 5th Ward.

In response to the endorsement, Victor Mendolia said, "Having labor's support is a great honor and will be a tremendous help with our campaign to put people first. I am thrilled to have labor with us in our fight for smart development, better solutions for our waterfront and living wage job opportunities for all of Hudson's residents".

“We can't leave half of our community behind,” Mendolia said. “We have a thriving business district but one block away is abject poverty. We need to fix that. They say rising tides lift all boats, but we haven't been lifting all the boats in Hudson.”
The Labor Council announced the full slate of their endorsements at Harvest Spirits in Valatie on Wednesday September 18th The Council, which is part of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation represents thousands of Columbia County union members.

The group also endorsed Mike Winnie for Columbia County Sheriff, Lee Jamison for Stuyvesant Supervisor and Taghkanic Town Councilman Lawrence Kadish for Taghkanic Town Supervisor. In other races, Landra Haber and Kandace Eaton were endorsed for Chatham Town Board.

Read more in the Register-Star

Working Families Party Makes Hudson Endorsements


The Working Families Party has made endorsements in Hudson and Columbia County. 


In the City of Hudson, the Working Families Party endorsements are:


Mayor - Victor Mendolia
City Treasurer - Heather S. Campbell
Common Council President - Don A. Moore
1st Ward Aldermen - Nicholas C. Haddad and David Marston
3rd Ward Aldermen - John K. Friedman and Henry Haddad
4th Ward Alderman - Alexis B Keith
5th Ward Aldermen - Eileen Halloran and Megan K. Carr
Columbia County Sheriff - Michael A (Mike) Winnie

The Hudson City Democratic Committee congratulates all of the endorsed candidates and thanks the Working Families Party for their engagement and participation in Hudson elections. 

Each of the endorsed candidates will be on the Working Families Party ballot line (Row D) in addition to the Democratic Party line (Row A).