• Petitioning Events 2021

  • MONROE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE 2021 DESIGNATING CONVENTION RESULTS

    (February 8, 2021) – This past weekend concluded the MCDC Designation process with our 2021 Convention, hosted via zoom and streamed live to our Facebook page. 

    This Convention concluded a 75 day process where we worked to fill the over 150 local positions up this year across Monroe County. The process allows the over 1800 elected democeratic committee members to vote on our endorsed candidates. This process included 38 meetings across all our towns and the City of Rochester – including over 104 hours of meetings, forums, or votes and over 1144 people participating. 

    There are multiple rounds of voting possible. Round one is a report of all individual committee votes, reported by the leader of the committee. Any candidate which receives 50% on this ballot will be considered designated by MCDC. Should a position not have a candidate reach 50%, a second round will be held where leaders will cast a vote on behalf of their entire committee. The vote they cast here is fully at the discretion of the leader. Should a candidate still not reach 50%, rounds of voting from the leaders will continue until one does. 

     

    MCDC Designated Candidates

    Monroe County

    Monroe County Sheriff

    Todd Baxter – 99.02% of the vote, first ballot. 

     

    Monroe County Court

    Caroline Morrison – 80.38% of the vote, first ballot

    Julie Cianca – 78.52% of the vote, first ballot.

    Doug Randall – 55.14% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 3

    Marvin Stepherson – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 4

    Miriam Rivera – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 5

    Terry Daniele – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 6

    Miles Cunning – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 7

    Brian Gravelle – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 8

    Megan Thompson – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 9

    Mel Callan – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 10 

    Howard Maffucci – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 11 

    Josh Foladare – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 12

    William Wu – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 13

    Michael Yudelson – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 14

    Sue Hughes-Smith – 81.70% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 15

    Sasha DiMaria – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 16

    David Long – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 17

    Maria Vecchio-Nicchitta – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 18

    John Baynes – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 19

    Sherita Traywick – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 20

    Jamie Erskine-Pettit – 72.96% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 21

    Rachel Barnhart – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 22

    Vincent Felder – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 23

    Linda Hasman – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 24

    Albert Blankley – 92.99% of the vote, second ballot ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 25

    Kenneth Mohammed Smith – 69.23% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 26

    Yversha Roman – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 27

    Sabrina LaMar – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 28

    Frank Keophetlasy – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Monroe County Legislature District 29

    Ernest Flagler-Mitchell – 100% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    City of Rochester

    Rochester Mayor

    Lovely Warren – 62.51% of the vote, first ballot.

     

    Rochester City Council:

    Mitch Gruber – 66.48% of the vote, first ballot.

    Willie J Lightfoot – 62.61% of the vote, first ballot.

    Miguel Melendez – 59.73% of the vote, first ballot.

    Kim Smith – 92.74% of the vote, second ballot.

    Patricia Williams-McGahee – 52.51% of the vote, second ballot.

     

    Rochester City School Board

    Cynthia Elliot – 50.47% of the vote, first ballot.

    Joshua Bauroth – 50.36% of the vote, first ballot.

    Dr. Desjamebra (DJ) Robinson – 52.51% of the vote, second ballot. 

     

    Brighton

    Bill W Moehle for Town Supervisor 

    Dan Aman for Town Clerk 

    Christine Corrado and Robin Wilt for Town Council

     

    Chili

    Chelsea O’Brien for Supervisor 

    Gavin Barry and Gwendolyn Clifton for Town Council

     

    Clarkson

    William Fine for Town Supervisor

    Sheldon Meyers and Joseph Prohaska for Town Council

     

    East Rochester

    Lafayette Eaton and Mark McDermott for Village Trustee 

     

    Gates 

    Theresa May for Town Council

     

    Greece 

    Jim Leary for Town Supervisor

     Bridget O’Toole for Town Justice

    Rummella Cameron for Town Council Ward 1

    Jenna Curcio for Town Council Ward 2

    Scott Farina for Town Council Ward 3

    Jessica Vacchetto for Town Council Ward 4

     

    Hamlin

    Elizabeth Maxwell for Town Council

     

    Henrietta

    Steven Schultz for Town Supervisor

    Robert Barley and Michael Stafford for Town Council

     

    Irondequoit

    Joseph Morelle Jr. for Town Supervisor

    Joe Genier and Joe Valentino for Town Justice

    Kimie Romeo and Peter Wehner for Town Council

     

    Mendon

    John Stern for Town Justice

    Jeff Clark and David Cook for Town Council

     

    Ogden

    Crystal Benjamin-Bafford for Town Council

     

    Penfield

    Meghan Callan for Supervisor

    Stephanie Tischler for town Justice

    Joseph Doran and Sarah Timmerman for Town Council

     

    Perinton

    Charles Steinman for Town Justice

    Steve Flemming and Jeremy Jordan for Town Council

     

    Pittsford

    Kendra Evans for Town Supervisor

    Scott Green for Town Justice

    Pearl Brunt and Stephanie Townsend for Town Council

     

    Rush

    Gerald Kusse for Town Supervisor

    Daniel Chase and Jeanne Morelli for Town Council

     

    Sweden

    Jessica Diaz for Town Justice

    Karen LoBracco for Town Council

     

    Webster

    Danielle Palermo-Jimenez for Town Supervisor

    Jeffrey Taylor for Town Justice

    Virginia Contestable and Ashley Teague for Town Council

  • Political Calendar 2021

    See Calendar/Events Page for Local Town and City Designation Meetings 

    Click to access 2021PoliticalCalendar.pdf

    Change of Party Enrollment Date: February 14th for the Primary and June 28th for the General

    Designation Period: Start signing petitions on March 2nd

    Dates for Filing Designation Petitions: March 22nd – March 25th

     

    Deadline to Register to Vote for Primary Election: May 28th (Postmarked or Dropped off)

    Deadline for Change of Address: June 2nd

    Deadline to Apply for Primary Election Absentee Ballot: June 15th (Postmarked)

    Deadline to Apply for Primary Election Absentee Ballot: June 21st (In Person)

    Primary Early Voting: June 12th-June 20th 

    Deadline to Vote Using Absentee Ballots in the Primary Election: June 22nd (Postmarked or Dropped off)

    Absentee Ballots can be Dropped off Day Of

    Primary Election: June 22nd 

     

    Deadline to Register for General Election: October 8th (Postmarked of Dropped off)

    Deadline for Change of Address: October 13th

    General Election Early Voting October 23rd-31st

    Deadline to Apply for a General Election Absentee Ballot: October 26th (Postmarked)

    Deadline to Apply for a General Election Absentee Ballot: November 1st (In Person)

    Last Day to Postmark General Election Ballot: November 2nd (Must be received by November 9th)

    Absentee Ballots can be Dropped off Day Of

    General Election: November 2nd

     

    Military Voting Primary: 

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve an Absentee Ballot Application for the Primary IF NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: May 28th 

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve an Absentee Ballot Application for the Primary IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: June 15th 

    Last Day to Deliver an Absentee Ballot Application  to the BOE for the Primary IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: June 21st 

    Last Day to Postmark a ballot for the Primary: June 22nd (Must be received by June 29th)

     

    Miliary Voting General: 

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve an Absentee Ballot Application for a Special Federal Ballot for the General IF NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: October 8th

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve a Military Absentee Ballot Application for the General IF NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: October 23rd

    Last Day for BOE to Recieve for a Military/Special Federal Absentee Ballot Application for the General IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: October 26th 

    Last Day to Deliver an Absentee Ballot Application  to the BOE for the General IF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED: November 1st 

    Last Day to Postmark a ballot for the General: November 2nd (Must be received by November 15th)

  • 2020 NYS Supreme Court Candidates

    On Thursday, August 6th, the Monroe County Democratic Committee hosted an outdoor judicial convention (using social distancing guidelines when possible, mask wearing and proper sanitization) and nominated 4 candidates to run for NYS Supreme Court in November’s General Election. The candidates are as follows: 

    1.) Judge Stephen Lindley

    2.) Julie Cianca

    3.) Gino Nitti

    4.) William (Bill) Gargan

    (From Left to Right: Judge Stephen Lindley, Gino Nitti, Julie Cianca and William (Bill) Gargan)

    Congratulations to each of the candidates- now lets get ready for November!

    (Below: the outdoor floor of the Judicial Convention!

  • 2020 Judicial Convention

    This year’s Judicial District Convention in and for the 7th Judicial District will be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6 pm. The Convention will be held at Genesee Valley Park in the Roundhouse Pavilion (1000 E. River Rd. Rochester, NY 14623). 

    Below, please find the official notice from Chairman Jay Jacobs of the New York State Democratic Committee: 

  • Special Meeting Election Results

    With all ballots counted and tallied from the July 25, 2020 MCDC Special Meeting, Jackie Ortiz has been selected as the Monroe County Democratic Committee’s recommended candidate for the position of Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner. 

    With 704 total ballots cast in the July 25th MCDC Special Meeting, the results are as follows: 

    Candidate: Jackie Ortiz

    Voting Weight Received: 27,838.0

    Candidate: Maureen Dauphine

    Voting Weight Received: 3,440.70

    Candidate: Andrá Mitchell-Harlee

    Voting Weight Received: 672.50

  • Join the Bylaws Committee

    Bylaws

    UPDATE: The Committee Is No Longer Accepting Applications

    As requested during the February 20, 2020 (02/20/2020) MCDC Executive Committee meeting, we are sharing with you basic expectations of time and work commitment for volunteers who are current members or wish to join the committee:

    • Meet monthly (or twice a month as needed) at MCDC Headquarters
    • Time Frame: 6 pm – 8 pm (or abbreviated as agreed upon by consensus)
    • Read and become generally familiar with the current document (copies will be available at the 04/15/20 meeting)
    • Be prepared to contribute with discussion, ideas and actions applicable to the committee’s guiding purpose of studying, revising (drafting) and presenting pertinent amendments to our bylaws for consideration before the Executive Committee

    We are now accepting nominations for new members on our Bylaws Committee. Please complete the nomination form provided through the link here or below and submit it by Friday, March 13th in order to be considered. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 15th, 2020.

    Thank you all for your willingness and commitment to continuing serving our party.

    MCDC Bylaws Nomination Form

  • SPECIAL COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETING FOR 136 ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

    County Committee Members:

    We will hold our Special County Committee Meeting for the 136th Assembly District on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at Laborers’ International Union, 20 4th St, Rochester, NY 14609.

    The meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm and credentialing will begin at 5:30pm for committee members. Please allow yourself enough time to sign in.

    The meeting is being held to elect a representative for the 136th Assembly District special election. If you have any questions about the committee meeting, please contact Austin Wolcott at 585.232.2410.

    PROXY: Please print and complete the form below if you cannot attend the county committee meeting on February 18th. Proxies can be carried by a registered democrat but only one proxy per person.

    136 Special Proxy

  • You Did It!

    Friends,

    Yesterday Monroe Democrats made history. For the first time in 32 years the County Executive seat is blue. We elected the first African American woman to County Court Judge. We picked up seats in the County Legislature, electing the first Asian American and Latina to serve.

    We flipped Webster and Rush blue, and made Democratic gains in town board seats. None of this would have been possible without you. 

    Thanks to our grassroots supporters and Chairs Club members, the committee has the resources it needs to support our Democratic candidates and voters. Thanks to our Democratic allies in government and activism, we share a vision for the county toward which we made substantial progress.

    Last but far from least, none of this would have been possible without the unstoppable army of volunteers who sacrificed countless hours, and then some, for our incredible candidates across the board.

    This is what democracy looks like. Thank you. 

    I am so proud of ALL of our candidates, the Monroe County Democratic Committee’s (MCDC) largest slate in history, who delivered a powerful message of hope and promise for the future of our region. As Democrats, we all proved that the only way we can make change in Monroe County is by devoting ourselves to the cause as a united front. 

    Again, thank you for standing with Team MCDC. We are looking forward to keeping the momentum going and continuing to make history for Democrats in 2020. 

    Sincerely,

    Brittaney M. Wells

    Chairwoman

  • It’s Time to Vote: Important Information for Voting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Local and County Races

    It’s time to vote in the general election for local and county offices on Tuesday, November 5. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Don’t Know if You’re Registered to Vote or Where to Vote?

    Use Monroe County’s Online Voter site to find out if you are registered to vote, where you vote, the candidates for which you will be voting (sample ballots are not yet available, but will be soon), to change your voting information (e.g., change your address if you’ve moved), and to request an absentee ballot.

    Another great resource is Everything You Need to Know to Vote.

    Who are the Democrats on the Ballot?

    There are many local races this year, so who’s on your ballot is going to vary depending on where you live. There are many races at the community level as well as at the county level, including County Supervisor. Use the Monroe County Online Voter site to see a sample ballot for your community.

    The Monroe County Board of Elections has a complete list of all candidates running in Monroe County in all parties for any elected office.

    Where can I get Information about the Candidates?

    Most candidates have Web sites where you can learn more about them. Do an Internet search using the candidate’s name to find their Web site.

    In addition, a number of non-partisan groups offer candidate information. Examples are:
    The League of Women Voters – New York state
    The League of Women Voters (Rochester chapter)
    Ballotpedia, an encyclopedia of American politics and elections