Summer Candidate Events

Joe DiPasquale for NYS Assembly: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2:00 PM, Fundraising Event at The Wilson House Restaurant and Inn, 300 Lake Street, Wilson, NY 14172. Meet the candidate and enjoy a special happy hour event with live music by Baci e Ceci. $50 per person at the door.

Nat McMurray for NY-27: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Murray for McMurray Midsummer Fundraiser. Build the Blue Wave and enjoy grilled chicken and ice cream, courtesy of hosts Jayne Brown and Samantha Janci. Meet Nate and your likeminded neighbors. RSVP for location and directions.  Contribute now through ActBlue or at the event.

2018 Summer Picnic

Join us at the 2018 Orleans County Democratic Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 8, 2018, Noon – 3:00 PM at Bullard Park in Albion. Food will be served starting at 12:30 PM. We will have Hamburgers, Sausages, Hot Dogs, Sides and Dessert.

Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Children 10 & under. To purchase tickets you can contact any committee member, call (585) 737-6903, or email

We will auction a variety of donated items to raise funds to help support our candidates. Additionally, there will be music, activities for kids, and a chance to meet a few candidates.

Summer Picnic Flyer

Workshop – Women Leaders

A message from Diana Kastenbaum: One thing I am passionate about is getting qualified Democratic women in leadership positions and running for office. I am sponsoring this Workshop along with the Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming (GLOW) Democratic Chairs and the Ontario County Chair to identify women in our rural area who want to run for office or take a leadership position in their communities. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Dibble Family Center, 4120 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE WORKSHOP. Contact me at if you are interested in attending.

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

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 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 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