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Monday, May 24, 2010

DRC Bulletin #5

BULLETIN #5
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Our recent convention and Straw Poll in Niagara Falls was by most accounts one of our most successful ever. Its importance in the world of New York State politics was confirmed when the New York Times said in essence that the DRC has become the starting off point for the New York political season. Hopefully your local press reported our event, we had the most coverage by the media of any previous convention.

A gathering of this magnitude does not happen easily. A great many people made it happen and we are grateful to them all.

Special thanks to Jane Dodds for her efforts in the overall management of the convention. Cindy Emmer, once again, made certain that the registration process ran smoothly and Phil Jones in his inimitable style made certain that the Straw Poll functioned as it should.

Our election Inspectors: Bob Brechko, Bill Fruci, Mary Salotti, and Ruth Same made certain every ballot got counted accurately. Many others contributed in a host of ways and we could not have such an outstanding event without them. Finally, our Chair Irene Stein, made certain that all of us kept on track. Incidentally Irene has just returned from a well deserved, relaxing vacation in France.

The Spring Conference Straw Poll Edition
PUBLISHER: PHIL JONES AND EDITOR: DON ACKERMANN
THE NEW YORK STATE
DEMOCRATIC RURAL CONFERENCE

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Notification of Election

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE

The Democratic Rural Conference
of New York State
will hold a
General Membership Meeting
on
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM
at the
Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, NY
Site of the NYS Democratic State Committee Meeting
Room to be determined

Agenda:
Call to Order
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
The DRC Spring Conference report
Old Business
New Business
Adjourn

Remember: You must pay your 2010 dues in order to vote at the meeting
DRC dues are $10
Make check payable to: Democratic Rural Conference
Send to: Cindy Emmer, DRC, 858 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901


Sincerely
Phil Jones, DRC Secretary

Monday, May 3, 2010

Results from the May 1 Straw Poll

Below are the results from the Straw Poll and Board Election:

GOVERNOR
Andrew Cuomo: Unanimous

COMPTROLLER
Tom DiNapoli: Unanimous

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Eric Dinallo: 166 (46.9%)
Kathleen Rice: 79 (22.3%)
Sean Coffey: 52 (14.7%)
Eric Schneiderman: 33 (9.3%)
Richard Brodsky: 22 (6.2%)
Voided Ballot: 2 (0.6%)
Total: 354 (100%)
This is a weighted vote and the numbers do not equal individual voters.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Chris St. Lawrence 185 (53.5%)
Bill Samuels 125 (36.1%)
Write-ins: 26 (7.5%)
Blank ballots: 10 (2.9%)
Total: 346 (100%)
This is a weighted vote and the numbers do not equal individual voters.

U.S. SENATE (6 year term)
Senator Charles Schumer: 352 (98.3%)
Phil Krone: 6 (1.7%)
Total: 358 (100%)
This is a weighted vote and the numbers do not equal individual voters.

U.S. SENATE (2 year term)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 343 (95.5%)
Scott Noren: 11 (3.1%)
Jonathan Tasini 5 (1.4%)
Total: 359 (100.00%)
This is a weighted vote and the numbers do not equal individual voters.

DRC Executive Committee election - Top 5 vote getters are elected
Cindy Lockrow-Schimmerling: 147 (19.3%)
Don Ackerman: 125 (16.4%)
Ted Young: 115 (15.1%)
Dan McCandless: 113 (14.8%)
Dottie Betz: 105 (13.8%)
Mark Bellardini: 103 (13.5%)
Mike Kunzwiler(Write-In): 54 (7.1%)
Total: 762 (100.00%)
This is a weighted vote and the numbers do not equal individual voters.

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