County Committee News
Don’t redistrict East Side and West Side together or Chinatown and Lower East Side apart, locals say
BY DASHIELL ALLEN | Residents and community advocates are concerned that historically united neighborhood districts could be split up after the next round of state and congressional redistricting. Redistricting is the process by which congressional, state Senate and state Assembly district lines are…
Proposed State Law Would Allow Non-Binary Party Candidates
State lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would allow non-binary candidates to run for party positions in New York State and eliminate gender-based barriers requiring folks to run only as a female or male. The legislation, named the Gender Inclusive Ballot Act, would encompass positions for…
Brooklyn Democratic Party Fight Reignites Over a Raunchy Song
An Assembly member called for the resignation of borough party boss Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn after her husband recited crude lyrics during a Zoom meeting. Reformers say the offensive tune exemplified efforts to belittle and silence party members.
Rockland Democrats will vote for party chair in December meeting after court fight
Rockland Democrats agree to the December vote for party chair after court challenge to decision naming Chris Sampson of Ramapo.
Cordell Cleare Poised to Join Storied History of Harlem-West Side Senate District
(l-r) Basil Paterson, Carl McCall, Brian Benjamin, Cordell Cleare Cordell Cleare recently received the Democratic nomination to replace Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin in the State Senate after his appointment by Governor Hochul. Cleare is almost certain to win the special election that will be…
The race to replace Brian Benjamin is on
A long list of candidates are interested in representing Harlem in the state Senate.
It’s déjà vu — all over again
Last year, the Bronx Democratic County Committee timed its nomination of a city council member to a judgeship so that his position would be vacated before the end of his term, thus triggering a special election to fill his city council seat for the rest of the term — nine months.
Supreme Court candidates again guaranteed election this year following bipartisan deals
Since 1995, election records indicate that more than half of Supreme Court judgeships – 28 of 55 – have been essentially decided by party leaders with no choice presented to
Not all county democratic party chairs want Cuomo out
Michael McCormick a party chairman from Allegany County who thinks the governor should stay right where he is.
Queens democrats to name Supreme Court nominees — Queens Daily Eagle
Judicial delegates of the Queens County Democratic Party will meet next week to nominate potential judges for New York State Supreme Court.
Republicans sweep Conservative line for fall
Come November’s general election in New Scotland, Republican Erik Grissell’s name will appear on the Conservative line for supervisor after beating current Democratic Supervisor Douglas LaGrange in the party’s primary on Tuesday. In the Conservative primary for town board, Republicans Charissa Mayer…
How Did The Brooklyn Democratic Party Get Here? - Bushwick Daily
From party chairs to district leaders to canceled elections.
To Build a More Inclusive New York, We Need to Reform County Parties
New Yorkers (photo: John McCarten/City Council) As Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to face a barrage of scandals, from sexual harassment accusations to his catastrophic mishandling of the state’s nursing homes during the darkest days of the pandemic, many New Yorkers rightly wonder how the governo…
Understanding Brooklyn’s Judicial Races: Part 1 - Bklyner
The city’s June 22 primary elections are coming up fast, and in a city as overwhelmingly Democratic as New York,...
Green fires back at Nazzaro, legislative democrats
The chairman of Chautauqua County’s Democratic Party is firing back against criticism leveled by the Chautauqua County Legislature’s five Democrat members. Chuck Nazzaro, D-Jamestown and legislature Democratic minority leader, said in a letter sent to The Post-Journal and other media outlets late Tu…
Brooklyn Democratic Party Boss Moves To Stamp Out Youth Arm After Cuomo Clash
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn chalked up the cutting of ties with the Brooklyn Young Democrats to a paperwork snafu.
Activist not registered to run as a Democrat
GLOVERSVILLE -- Political newcomer and Black Lives Matter activist Lashawn Hawkins has been shut out of the June 22 Democratic Party Primary because she’s not a registered Democrat, but she could still run on the Democratic Party line in November for city council-person-at-large, if no other Democra
Safely Getting Signatures in a Pandemic?
Volunteers petitioning (photo: @INDBrooklyn) Today — Tuesday, March 2, 2021 — thousands of people are taking to the streets across the five boroughs. Armed with facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, more pens than you can imagine, and stacks of inconveniently-long papers, these determined New Yorkers…
Queens County Democrats nominate Paul Vallone for judgeship in private meeting — Queens Daily Eagle
The county organization nominated for judicial candidates and endorsed a slate of city council candidates.