North Greenbush Democrats

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Smith Calls for Debate

North Greenbush Town Supervisor candidate Charles Smith is calling on his opponent to a debate at a time and place to be agreed upon by the candidates.

Now that voters have ensured that we will have an election with choices for Supervisor, all that is left is to give them a close up view of the candidates themselves to help them make this important decision for our community and its future.

“I believe that each of us has an obligation to take this test before the voters so that they are equipped with an understanding of the abilities, vision and direction that each of us would take the town”, stated Smith.

Smith urged his opponent to accept this challenge and to work with him to facilitate the participation of a non partisan organization to moderate the event such as the Rensselaer County League of Women Voters who have performed this service in the past.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

North Greenbush Democrats Announce Endorsements For 2011

The North Greenbush Democratic Committee has announced its endorsement of a slate of Democrats for this fall’s town elections. Chairman Dan Ashley said the slate reflects the Democratic Committee’s commitment to providing people a choice between candidates on elections day as a means of preserving our two party system.

The Committee endorsed Charles B. Smith for Supervisor along with former Councilman Ernest Kern and Andria Fisher for Town Council. The committee also endorsed Michael Derevlany for Receiver of Taxes to replace the retiring Kyran Devery. Mr. Derevlany holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a J.D. Degree from PACE University. Rounding out the endorsements is Highway Superintendent Mark Premo who also serves as the Deputy Supervisor.

“Our candidates are committed to progress in North Greenbush while shining the light of openness on the business of town government”, stated Ashley. Once elected, all town board meetings will again be broadcast on cable TV Public Access so people can see and hear their town board in action from the comfort of their homes. In addition, the candidates are committed to see action on the construction of the I-90 Connector to relieve the long commutes we are experiencing and to promote economic development along the corridor and the RPI Tech Park.

The Democratic Committee also endorsed Ray Elliott and Tom Breslin for State Supreme Court, Gary Gordon for Sheriff and Richard McNally for District Attorney.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Democrats to Hold Fundraiser

Ngdc Fundraiser 2011