Columbia County Democratic Committee
The Home of the Democratic Party in Beautiful Columbia County, New York



This week in Columbia County...Congratulations on a terrific event, volunteers wanted, and more

Packed house at our first congressional candidates forum!
Thanks to everyone (all 500+!) who turned out for Sunday’s informative discussion with all six candidates seeking to unseat John Faso in 2018. The Columbia County Democrats were proud to co-host this event, and we hope whether you made it or not, you’ll take some time to watch the video that’s now online.
If you missed it, and want another chance to hear from all the candidates, there will be another forum on Friday, December 1 at Bard College. All the details are available on the CCDC website. (Note that the CCDC is not a sponsor of this event, but we’re thrilled it’s taking place and many of us will be in attendance. We hope you’ll join.)

Absentee vote count next week
The counting of absentee votes can be contentious in Columbia County, and we are ready to fight for every legal vote for our candidates. The count is scheduled for November 20 and 21. For most of last week’s contests, absentee votes will provide interesting data, but have no potential to swing the race. There are, however, a few exceptions, and we will update everyone on the process and the results as soon as we can.
Volunteers needed
Are you a crack publicist, great writer or editor, social media maven, or wonderful photographer or graphic designer? If so, and you’re willing to offer a few hours of your time every month, the CCDC would love hear from you. We’re working hard to improve our communications, but with so many needs—especially as we look toward a very busy 2018—we could use more hands. Email with your experience and interests. Thank you!
Other events of interest
You may want to check out an informal meet and greet with Jeff Beals on Monday, or TONIGHT’S  public meeting on the North Bay Trail Connection, both in Hudson.  Thanks to the Hudson Democrats for bringing these to our attention!

No CCDC Meeting in November!
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not meet next Thursday. Enjoy celebrating with friends and family and please plan to join us at our December meeting.

Thursday, December 14
Social 6:30 p.m.
Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce
1 North Front St.
Hudson, NY 12534

Do you have an item for the newsletter, an event you think should be on the Columbia County Democrats online calendar, or other ideas to communicate to our membership? Please email

[photo credit: Columbia County Young Democrats]


Paige Orloff