Committees

Local Committees

Every town has a set number of election districts based on the number of registered Democrats. Some of the smaller towns have only one or two districts, such as Bovina and Masonville, while other towns, such as Sidney and Middletown, have several. Each election district in Delaware County has two committee member seats, with the exception of Davenport District 2, which has four committee seats. This number is computed based on the Democratic voter turnout in the last gubernatorial election.

Democratic Committee members are elected. The election process involves carrying petitions once every odd year, following the same process that candidates use to get on the ballot. The number of signatures required varies from election district to election district. Should there be more petitions submitted than there are committee seats, then the two candidates receiving the most votes in that election district would be the winners of the election.

In the interim between local election years, Town Chairs nominate interested Democrats to fill vacancies from their town on the County Committee and that such nominations are approved (or not) by vote of the County Committee.

County Democratic Committee Officers

Tom Schimmerling, Chair
Rosemarie Bryden, 1st Vice Chair
Joan Homovich, 2nd Vice Chair
Kathleen Hayek, Recording Secretary
David Truscott, Treasurer

 

Town Democratic Committees

We have 15 active town committees.  

Andes

Bovina

Colchester

Davenport

Delhi

Deposit

Franklin

Hamden 

Hancock

Harpersfield

Kortright

Masonville

Meredith

Middletown

Roxbury

Sidney

Stamford

Tompkins

Walton

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  • commented 2016-02-25 23:25:59 -0500
    I hope this page will keep us informed about what goes on at the county level of government. At the meeting last night, a couple of actions by the Supervisors were mentioned that I think are shocking and they are never reported in the local newspapers. It would be good to know what Democratic Supervisors are doing as a means of motivating support for them in future elections.
  • published this page 2016-02-12 22:59:34 -0500