Stewart Epstein is a retired sociology and social work professor who taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University and SUNY-Brockport. He recently announced his 2020 candidacy for the U.S. Congress in western New York. He lives in Rochester, NY.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Democratic Women of Sullivan County elected new officers for the year at their re-organizational meeting in January.
HULRLEYVILLE, NY — Cynthia Dolan, currently serving as a Mamakating Town Judge, has announced that she will run to become a Sullivan County Court judge. A seat on the county court bench will open when Judge Frank LaBuda retires at the end of 2019.
NEW YORK STATE — With Democrats set to take control of the New York State Senate, and with a growing number of states legalizing recreational marijuana, the New York State Assembly is holding a series of four hearings about doing just that, while also taking input from members of the public.
ALBANY, NY — There are 63 senate districts in New York State, and this year 31 are held by Republicans and 32 are held by Democrats. Republicans still hold the majority however because one Democrat, Simcha Felder, caucused with the Republicans.
New York races
NY 19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — As a swing district, the New York 19TH Congressional is one of the most closely watched in the country and a new poll from Monmouth University has Democrat Antonio Delgado pulling ahead of Republican John Faso.
NORTHEAST, PA — Democratic challengers are taking on established Republican candidates in Northeast Pennsylvania this year to try to win seats in the House of Representatives in Harrisburg.
111th Legislative District
ROCK HILL, NY — The Town of Fallsburg Democratic Committee honored two of its longest-serving committee members on Sunday, October 14, at a gala luncheon at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant. Charles Cohen of Woodbourne and Verb Konviser of Woodridge each served for over six decades.