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 or 845-876-6686.

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VOLUNTEER FOR TERRY GIPSON FOR RE-ELECTION TO NYS SENATE

Many opportunities await and your help is needed to ensure success at the polls in November! Please click here to get to Terry's campaign website to see what you can do to help! Whether it's 3 hours, or 10 hours, or 20 hours, or 40 hours a week - we just can't do it without you!

The Gipson campaign office is open seven days a week! We need door-to-door volunteers now and every day until Election Day! Contact Volunteers for more information!

The campaign office is located at 1839 South Road (Route 9) in Wappingers Falls, just past Wells Fargo and Staples. Our campaign staff and volunteers will be happy to see you!

RHINEBECK DEMS NOMINATE ALLAN SCHERR FOR TOWN BOARD SEAT

The Town of Rhinebeck Democratic Committee, at a caucus held Monday September 15, nominated Allan Scherr as its candidate for the Town Board of Rhinebeck. Mr. Scherr has served for one year already on the Town Board, filling out the vacancy resulting from last year's election of then Board Member Elizabeth Spinzia as Town Supervisor. Ms. Spinzia nominated Mr. Scherr at the caucus.

Mr. Scherr currently serves as the Town liaison to its web committee, Historic Preservation Committee, and to the Town Historian. He is a retired IBM fellow, having spent over 30 years managing technology projects. He has taught courses on leadership to business school students and has written numerous articles on the subject. He earned both a B.S. and Ph.D. from MIT. Mr. Scherr and his wife, Linda have owned property in Rhinebeck since 1981 and have lived there full time sine 2001.

The election will take place on November 4.

NEW - RHINEBECK HAS A NEW VOTING LOCATION FOR DIST. 1 & 7

There is a new polling site for Rhinebeck's Election District 1 and Election District 7 starting this year.  The new voting lcoation 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.

This new location replainces St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 371 Wurtemburg Rd in Rhinebeck as issues with access forced the B of E to find a new location.

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 - DEM NUMBERS GOING UP

Below are the statistics for voter enrollment in Dutchess County, courtesy of Fran Knapp, Democratic Elections Commissioner for Dutchess County. There are almost 10% more Democrats registered than Republicans, with Republican enrollment slipping 297 registrations since 2011 data. The Democratic Party had a net gain of more than 1,000 registrations, in part due to a big registration drive in the City of Poughkeepsie this past year. Voter registration overall went up by more than 3,300 votes. The Independence Party (with likely many registrants incorrectly thinking this is "No Party Affiliation") grew by almost 10%.

Please help new neighbors and those turning 18 to register. For information on voter registration and down-loadable registration forms, please CLICK HERE:

D.C. Party Enrollment
2011
2013
% Total
Democratic: 55,841 57,001

33.7%

Republican: 52,549 52,252 30.9%
Independence: 8,905 9,762 5.8%
Conservative: 3,342 3,422 2.1%
Working Families: 601 696 .5%
Green: 377 393 .3%
No Party: 43,099 45,857 27.1%
TOTAL: 166,033 169,383  

* Data as provided 1/23/13.

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Elizabeth Spinzia Jeff Romano Kathy Kinsella