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March 2022 Newsletter

A Message from Chairman Zach King

The 2022 campaign season is well underway. We concluded MCDC’s candidate designation process with our County Designating Convention in February, and our candidates have been petitioning since March 1. What does that mean? Until the end of the month, our candidates — with help from committee members and volunteers — are gathering signatures from Democratic voters to qualify to appear on the primary ballot in June (the photos above are from some of our petitioning events).

Our final petitioning push is this weekend. Please help put our designated candidates on the ballot by signing their petitions when someone knocks on your door OR help our candidates by carrying petitions and collecting signatures! Click here to view our designated candidates, and watch for more info about them in future newsletters, on our website, and on Facebook.

If you haven’t been contacted and would like to sign a petition or would like to volunteer — or if you have questions about this process — please contact our office: or (585) 232-2410. 

THANK YOU, as always, for your support of MCDC and of the democratic process!

MCDC Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday, April 7, we will be bringing back MCDC’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where we will honor four incredible Democrats.

Please join Chairman Zach King, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, County Executive Adam Bello, Mayor Malik Evans, and Congressman Joe Morelle in inducting the following to the Monroe County Democratic Committee Hall of Fame:

  • Hon. David F. Gantt

  • Hon. Paul E. Haney

  • Tom Ferrarese 

  • Sheila Fleischauer  

To purchase your ticket or learn about becoming an event sponsor, please click here today. If you already purchased a ticket for our postponed Hall of Fame Ceremony in December, your ticket will be honored for this event. 

Thank you for your support and we hope you will join us in celebrating our four inductees! 

News & Media 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congressman Joe Morelle announced more than $200 million in new federal funding for community-led projects in Rochester and the Finger Lakes. More >>

Governor Kathy Hochul outlined $172.5 million in new funding for transformative projects including the Inner Loop North and High Falls State Park. More >>

New York’s green economy created 1 million jobs, according to a new report by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. More >>

Experts predict that childcare legislation introduced by Assemblymember Sarah Clark will lift more than 80,000 New Yorkers out of poverty. More >>

The Democratic Caucus of the Monroe County Legislature outlined its legislative priorities for the year. More >>