Rhinebeck Democrats

Welcome to the Internet home of the Rhinebeck Democrats.

The Rhinebeck Democratic Committee (RDC) typically meets the third Monday of each month in Town Hall. All registered Democrats residing in Rhinebeck are invited to attend. To confirm meeting date and time, call 845-876-0885.

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2016 VILLAGE CANDIDATES CHEER RAISER FEBRUARY 24, 2016

REMEMBER NEW VOTING LOCATION FOR DIST. 1 & 7

Starting in 2014 the polling site for Rhinebeck's Election District 1 and Election District 7 is at Arbor Ridge, at Brookmeade, right on Route 308. The street address, for your GPS, is 11 Laurel Mountain Lane, in Rhinebeck. Click here for a map.

RHINEBECK DEMOCRATS' PLATFORM

“To meet the challenges of the present and shape a better future for Rhinebeck” sums up and introduces the platform of Rhinebeck Democrats, a statement of principles adopted by the Rhinebeck Democratic Committee on which the Party’s candidates will stand in upcoming elections.

Our platform is a broad, innovative declaration of progressive policy and is intended as affirmative common ground on which to bring all concerned Rhinebeck residents together in the election ahead. Divided among sections entitled Responsible Stewardship, Innovative Governance, Government Transparency, Community Services and Programs and Environmental Protection, the platform presents a positive political program aimed at the issues that we as Rhinebeck citizens and residents face today and will need to address in the years ahead.

Read the full text here.

DUTCHESS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION - HOW DO WE RANK?

Below are the statistics for voter enrollment in Dutchess County as of March, 2015. There are 9% more Democrats registered than Republicans, with Republican enrollment slipping 508 registrations since 2013 data. The Democratic Party had a net gain of 236 registrations. Voter registration overall went up by 813. The Independence Party (with likely many registrants incorrectly thinking this is "No Party Affiliation") continues to grow in numbers and percentage of registrations, with an increase from 5.8% to 6.0% from 2013 to 2014. While Conservative registrations continue to increase, they haven't changed their percentage of the total number of voters since at least 2011. Green and Working Family party members have also increased numbers, but not percentages.

Rhinebeck in brief: Democrats 1,978 (39%), Republicans 1,303 (26%), Conservatives 74 (1%), WFP 11 (0%), Independence 293 (5%), Green 21 (0%), Others 6 (0%), and Unaffiliated 1,309 (20.6%).

Please help new neighbors and those turning 18 to register as PROUD DEMOCRATS. For information on voter registration and downloadable registration forms, please CLICK HERE:

Party
2011
% Total
2013
% Total
2015
% Total
Democratic: 55,841

33.7%

57,001

33.7%

64,109

34.1%

Rep 52,549 31.7% 52,252 30.9% 55,314 29.4%
Independence: 8,905

5.4%

9,762 5.8% 11,430 6.1%
Conservative: 3,342 2.1% 3,422 2.1%

3,843

2.1%
Working Families: 601 .04% 696 .005% 913 .05%
Green: 377 .03% 393 .003% 537 .03%
No Party (Unaffiliated): 43,099 26.0% 45,857 27.1% 52,149 27.7%
Other:   0%   0% 135 .01%
TOTAL: 166,033   169,383   188,430  

* 2013 (and previous) raw data from Dutchess Board of Elections website.

* 2015 raw data from New York State Board of Elections website, dated April 2015.

IN MEMORY OF KLARA SAUER

There are no words to adequately portray the life of this Democratic powerhouse who graced Rhinebeck for so many years, nor to explain the loss so many of us feel because of her passing. We can not take a step in the Village nor enjoy the Klara Sauer Trail without owing much to her. Her legacy, to her fellow Democrats, Rhinebeck community members, and Dutchess community at large, is the progress she made and full life she led, among us and for us. In this author's opinion, we can all best honor her by fighting the good fight, standing up for what we believe in, promoting the causes of good education for all, a healthy environment and healthy government, and... VOTING.

ARE YOU A RHINEBECK DEMOCRAT?

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Elizabeth Spinzia Jeff Romano Kathy Kinsella