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Please follow and like us: 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!
Please follow and like us:Mayor Steve Noble, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, and Ward 9 Alderwoman Andrea Shaut march in and support Kingston’s 1st Annual African-American Festival!
Please follow and like us: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… Read More
Please follow and like us:Candidates for elected office who have been endorsed by the City of Kingston Democratic Committee for the 2019 General Election City of Kingston Common Council Ward 1) Jeffrey Morell Jeffrey Ventura Morell was born in the Dominican Republic, his mother immigrated to the US when he was a toddler and he was raised by his grandparents. Later he moved to New York City, became a US citizen and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. He settled in Kingston after falling in love with its diverse and welcoming community, as well as it’s rich history and natural beauty. He lives on… Read More
Please follow and like us:Today we celebrated the swearing in of our Democratic elected officials, including Mayor Noble, President Shaut, and the Common Council.
Please follow and like us: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… Read More
Please follow and like us: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… Read More
Please follow and like us:Published by Tom Hoffay George Clinton of Ulster County was elected first Governor of New York State in Kingston, while serving as Revolutionary War General in the Continental Army in July of 1777. His first address to the state legislature elected under the new constitution was on September 10, 1777 also in Kingston. His victory in the election came as a surprise to many and is attributed to the expansion of the franchise to include those serving in the military, secret ballots affording manor tenants privacy from their over lord and the strong support found in congregations of the Dutch Reform Church, which welcomed his victory.… Read More
Please follow and like us:Published by Tom Hoffay · July 15 at 9:52 AM · The Ulster County Democratic Committee A history lesson: In preparation for this month’s City Committee Meeting, here is some background information on the Democratic Party in New York State, Ulster County and the City of Kingston. According to the NYS Democratic Committee, 1792 is the date the party was founded, making it the oldest continuous political organization in the world. Yet it was in 1791 that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison toured upstate New York on a botanical expedition, that Pat Moynihan identified as the true foundation of the Democratic Party. Although many details of the… Read More
Please follow and like us: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: email@example.com