Spring 2018 Dinner

Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the QWL Building in Albion for our annual Spring Dinner. Help support the activities of your local Democratic Party and have a great meal at the same time.

This year’s dinner will feature Beef on Weck, potatoes, baked beans, salad, and a choice of brownie or lemon bar with a scoop of ice cream.  We will also raffle a number of donated baskets.

Tickets are $15 for an adult or $7 for a child 10 and under. Eat in or take out. To buy tickets contact any committee member or send an email to info@orleansdemocrats.com.

Orleans County Forum: NY-27 Candidate Forum


The Orleans County Democratic Committee is organizing a NY-27 Congressional Candidate public forum on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the QWL Building on 3595 State School Road, Albion, NY 14411.

Nick Stankevich and Nate McMurray are active Democratic Candidates for the NY-27 Congressional office. (The following people have withdrawn their candidacy: Sean Bunny, Tom Casey, and Joan Elizabeth Seamans.) Both Nick and Nate have confirmed their intention to participate. Our county committee has made no endorsement in this race and looks forward to hearing equally from all candidates.

This will be a great opportunity for the residents of Orleans County and the surrounding area to find out more about the impressive list of Democratic candidates that are currently running to represent us in the United States House of Representatives.


2018 Winter Forum Report

We would like to thank everyone who turned out last night for our 2018 Winter Educational Forum!

And a special thanks goes to Patrick Jordan, President of NYS Young Democrats, who came up from New York City to speak at our forum. Take a moment to visit their website at nysyd.org to find out more about their work. We are looking to support them in establishing a chapter in Orleans County, so send an email to info@orleansdemocrats.com if you are a young Democrat who would like to get involved!

The New York State Young Democrats are the official youth arm of the New York State Democratic Committee. The New York State Young Democrats represent young democrats between the ages of 16-36 living in all of New York’s 62 counties. Members of the organization strive to make a positive difference in the community by working within the political process and upholding the principles of the Democratic Party. The membership base reflects the broad diversity of New York and the party, including high school students, college students, young workers, professionals and families.

Along with Patrick, Jim Renfrew moderated a panel of Kenny Capurso, Andrea Newman, and Mark Steffenilla (Genesee County Young Democrats) through a range of topics and audience questions.

And we were grateful to have in attendance 4 of the 5 announced Democratic candidates in the NY-27 congressional race: Joan Elizabeth Seamans, Nick Stankevich, Sean Bunny, and Tom Casey

It was an excellent opportunity to visit with the candidates and find out more about their positions. Keep an eye on our website, where we will keep a running list updated with candidate events throughout the spring.

2018 Democratic Village of Albion Caucus

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of Section 6-108 of the New York State Election Law, that a Democratic Party Caucus for the Village of Albion, County of Orleans, State of New York, will be held at the Curtis Meeting Room of The Hoag Library, 134 South Main St, Albion, NY on January 29th, 2018 at the hour of 7:00 PM.

The purpose of this caucus shall be to make party nominations of candidates for village offices and also for candidates to fill vacancies in village offices to be elected at the March 20th, 2018 Village Election. All duly enrolled members of the Democratic Party of the Village of Albion are eligible to participate and vote.

Please plan to arrive between 6:20 at 6:50 PM. This will allow enough time to confirm voter eligibility against enrollment lists, sign participants in, and enable us to start the caucus promptly at 7:00 PM.  

Sandra E. Walter
Village Chairman

Winter 2018 Educational Forum

Please join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a Forum on “Young Democrats”, to be held in the Curtis Room of the Hoag Library, 134 South Main Street, Albion, NY 14411. Our featured speaker will be Patrick Jordan, President of NYS Young Democrats. We will also have a local panel from both Orleans and Genesee Counties.

Who are we? How did we get here? What do we need to be doing? Come, join the conversation. Questions? Please call Jim at (585) 813-2934.

2018 Young Democrats Forum

Council on Women and Girls Forum

Please join Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Governor Cuomo’s Council on Women and Girls Regional Empowerment Forum. The goal is to develop an empowerment action plan for the Finger Lakes region.

The forum is being held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Monroe Community College, Room: Monroe B, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Park in lot N.

Those who would like to attend should RSVP to: Kaleigh.Benedict@exec.ny.gov

Village of Albion Election Candidate Meeting

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 the Village of Albion will hold an election for Mayor and 2 Trustees, all for 4 year terms. Contact Sandy Walter at (585) 589-9058 if you are interested in running. A vetting meeting for candidates will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Kirby room of the Hoag Library. We hope to see you there!

NY-27 Candidate Events

Nick Stankevich and Nate McMurray are active Democratic Candidates for the NY-27 Congressional office. The following people have withdrawn their candidacy: Sean Bunny, Tom Casey, and Joan Elizabeth Seamans.

Candidates (current and new) are welcome to keep us up to date on their events. We’ll try to keep a running list here of local events (those within a 30-40 minute drive) that you can attend to find out more about each candidate. Please engage and support our candidates as we work towards replacing Chris Collins next year.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018: Watch a video recording of the NY 27 Democratic Candidate Forum that was held on at the Lancaster Opera House.

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30 PM, Democratic Candidates Forum, MacVittie College Union Ballroom, SUNY-Geneseo. Co-sponsored by Turn 27 Blue and SUNY-Geneseo College Democrats. Open to the public. Watch a video recording of the event here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00 PM, Orleans County Candidate Forum, QWL Building, 3595 State School Road, Albion, NY 14411.

Please support the Act Blue NY-27 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund.