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
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,  
We urge candidates, including incumbents, to complete a questionnaire at their earliest
convenience so that we can schedule interviews early in the petitioning process.
Please send completed questionnaires or any questions to:
Thank you all!

For Incumbents:

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

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:

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?