Ulster County Democratic Committee History (Part 4 of 4)

By Tom Hoffay General, Governor, Vice President. George Clinton dominated the political scene in Ulster County and New York State until his death in Washington in 1812. His tenure as Clerk of Ulster County began under the British Administration of the Colony of New York and he remained in that office for as long as he lived. Most of the administration was conducted by his trusted and loyal brother-in-law Christopher Tappen who succeeded him as clerk. This was the base of his political organization in the county and it never let him down. Even when local party leader Peter Van Gaasbeck, switched sides and became a Federalist, taking some Ulster… Read More

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Ulster County Democratic History (Part 3 of 4)

By Tom Hoffay 1788. The road to passage of the new Federal Constitution approved in September of the previous year led through each of the original thirteen states of which nine had to approve the document in order for it to take effect. In New York that approval was far from certain as Governor Clinton’s political organization assumed an Anti Federalist stance worried that Alexander Hamilton’s original proposal would strip New York of executive and legislative authority. A convention to consider the Constitution was called for by the Assembly to take place in Poughkeepsie on June 17, 1788. This would be the battleground between the Governor’s organization and Hamilton’s Federalists.… Read More

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Vince Rua

1,000 Doors & More

We’re walking in Wards 1,3,5, and 9 this Saturday. Sign up here and help your Kingston Democratic Team. We’re on our second pass in Wards 2, 6 and 8, and the third pass in Ward 7. Show up at our Headquarters at 759 Broadway on Saturday at 10am , and get your packets. Here is the Mobilize America link to sign up. We’ve already knocked on more than 1,000 doors! Let’s keep it up!

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Jeff Collins Speaks With The Kingston Democratic Committee

Thank you Jeff Collins for speaking with us at our last Committee meeting. We’re excited about your candidacy for NYS Senate! If you want to learn more about Jeff we encourage you to visit his website: https://collinsforstatesenate.com/. You may also contact him at: Address:Collins for State SenatePO Box 122, Guilderland, NY, 12084 Phone: (845) 514-4697E-mail: info@collinsforstatesenate.com

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Join Us For A Celebration Honoring James Noble

Join us for a celebration honoring James Noble’s 22 years of service to the City of Kingston! Saturday, August 17th, 6 to 10 P.M. Frank Guido’s Little Italy, 14 Thomas Street, Kingston. Assembly Kevin Cahill will MC the event! The contribution for dinner is $30 per person. If you are unable to attend, we would greatly appreciate your donation to the City of Kingston Democratic Committee in honor of James Noble’s service. James Noble has served as an elected official in the City of Kingston for 22 years. He served as the Chairman of the Kingston Democratic Committee from 1995-1996, 6th Ward Alderman from 1997-2002, and Alderman-at-Large from 2002 until… Read More

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KCSD Board of Education Election & Budget Vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM From the Kingston City School District Website: At District Middle Schools and High School (keep scrolling for polling place locations with Wards & Districts)  NEW Polling Places and Times: If you are unsure of your Ward or District, find it listed under “Related Jurisdictions” here: Ward & District Lookup (*Other voting information on this Board of Elections website is for General Elections, NOT School District Elections. Find your polling place below.) or contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845-334-5470, Camille DiPerna or Sandy Nelson (contact information below) before the day of the election. Questions can be directed to:District ClerkCamille DiPerna845-943-3003CDiPerna@kingstoncityschools.org Sandy Nelson845-943-3091snelson@kingstoncityschools.org… Read More

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