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Save the dates: General Election, November 7
Early Voting starts Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, November 5

Introducing Our 2023 Dutchess County Candidates

Tommy Zurhellen, Dutchess County Executive:


Tommy Zurhellen, Dutchess County Executive:
for fair housing, for pathways for our youth to live and work in our county, for our veterans and the people…
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Anthony Parisi, Dutchess County District Attorney


Anthony Parisi, Dutchess County District Attorney:
for his 25 years of experience, for safe communities and a fairer criminal justice system…
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James Rogers, Dutchess Family Court Judge:
for a fair and compassionate court working to protect the most vulnerable… For more about James Rogers click here


Kenya Gadsden, Dutchess County Clerk:
for accessibility, accountability, transparency and vision for the Dutchess County Clerk’s office…
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Yvette Valdes-Smith, Dutchess County Legislature, District 16 Ward 4:
for a strong, fierce defender of democracy and a tireless Minority leader…
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Nick Page, Dutchess County Legislature, District 18 Wards 1,2, & 3:
for his leadership and dedication to governing and holding Dutchess’s one-party rulers accountable…
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Democratic City of Beacon City Council Candidates Left to right:

Dan Aymar-Blair, Ward 4 City Council, Molly Rhodes, Ward 1 City Council, Pam Wetherbee, City Council at Large, Lee Kyriacou, Mayor, Wren Longno, Ward 3 City Council, Paloma Wake, City Council at Large, Jeff Domanski, Ward 2 City Council

Executive Committee Members

  • Lisa Jessup, Chair
  • Pam Wetherbee, 1st Vice Chair
  • Peggy Ross, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Holly O’Grady, Treasurer
  • Amber Grant, Corresponding Secretary

Contact Us: info@beacondemocrats.org

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As Democrats, we believe that good government exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by: 

As Democrats, we pledge to act and speak with integrity and civility, always striving for common ground with those whose views are different. 

  • Protecting equal rights
  • ensuring public safety
  • providing vital services
  • supporting economic development
  • maintaining programs for the most vulnerable segments of the community.