The Union Vale Democratic Committee is a local division of the Dutchess County Democratic Party, as well as the NY State and National Democratic Party. We espouse the values of strength at home and respect in the world community. A free society requires an informed electorate living in a clean, stable community governed by freely elected, accessible, and accountable public leaders. To that end, the Union Vale Democratic Committee values accountability, accessibility, a healthy environment, and a sound economy in our town.


  • Update Town Zoning Code and Master Plan.
  • Clarify Town Policy on hiring practices, including advertising open positions.
  • Provide citizens in a timely fashion with electronic posting of the minutes for all meetings that affect town policy, and televise those meetings on the town’s cable station.
  • Encourage dialogue from citizens at Town Board meetings by allowing comments on non-agenda items without prior permission.
  • Apply equitably any time limits on comments by citizens at Town meetings.


  • Monitor clean water issues as property changes ownership in the town.
  • Seek alternative energy forms, including hydropower at Tymor Park.
  • Research protection of open land, animal habitats and migration, and stream/creek displacement.


  • Provide taxpayers with detailed, easily accessible budgets, including standard expense codes, on line.
  • Assure fair taxation with a full explanation of the process of annual adjustments of assessed values on property.
  • Publish results of all audits on line.
  • Pay our fair share for public library services.

2 thoughts on “Platform

  1. c.Fairchok

    What has happened to the dem meetings since covid? What safety efforts or changes have happened if people want to attend?

    Please update your library info since the recent meeting on Zoom.

    Why do we have to do internet searches to find out who is listed as part of your group and find out what their histories are? You have reps for different sections of Unionvale but only this response area that I am using now. No other means of communication. No phone numbers or message service, no emails or anything other than this or facebook. Some do not / or will not use facebook. Perhaps more anonymous email addresses for use may be worthwhile.

    1. Sue Kilcrease

      The Union Vale Dems are currently meeting on Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in joining us, you can email
      Thanks for your feedback. We are working on different ways to communicate and reach more people in the community.


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