Attendees at the March 2017 Membership Meeting hearing from Bernie Tolbert, candidate for Erie County Sheriff.

Attendees at the March 2017 Membership Meeting hearing from Judge Sue Eagan, candidate for Erie County Court Judge.

Attendees at the March 2017 Membership Meeting hearing from Acea Mosey, candidate for Erie County Surrogate Court Judge.


In April 2017 and To Be Determined

The WNY Democrats for Progress is an organization dedicated to advancing a 21st Century Progressive Agenda for the Buffalo-Niagara Region by electing good Democratic candidates through the use of innovative modern means combined with proven grassroots methods of the past.

Our membership includes elected officials, Democratic activists and campaign consultants with a proven track record of being able to deliver victories in important and difficult races. Current Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Lancaster Town Clerk Diane Terranova are founding members.

The Western New York Democrats for Progress will support Democratic candidates who:

  • Represent New Leadership
  • Support Progressive Ideals
  • Are Dedicated to Our Community
  • Embrace New Ways of Campaigning
  • Have New Ideas, Not Just an Ideology

The Western New York Democrats for Progress will not just assist candidates with traditional volunteer and grassroots efforts (though we do that too), but will go beyond that by offering candidates we support the best tools of today to compete effectively in a 21st Century campaign.

Update on the March Membership Meeting to Discuss the 2017 Elections and Local Efforts to Fight the Trump Agenda

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Amherst Democratic Committee Headquarters, 3364 Sheridan Drive (next to Crunch Fitness), Amherst, NY
We had a great meeting on March 8, 2017 at the Amherst Democrats HQ. We thank all who attended.For those who didn't attend here is a quick recap:

Approximately 50 people were in attendance. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance the group took care of official business and then heard from and asked questions to the following Democrats who intended to run for office this year:

-Matt Clabeaux for Amherst Town Council
-Buffalo Judge Sue Eagan for Erie County Court
-Acea Mosey for Erie County Surrogate Court Judge
-Steve Cohen for NYS Supreme Court Judge
-Bernie Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff and
-Janique Curry for Erie County Clerk.

Then a presentation was made on the current demographics of the three congressional districts in WNY as well as winnable races elsewhere in NY. After reviewing the numbers it was shown how difficult it will be for Democrats to defeat Chris Collins or Tom Reed in the 27th and 23rd Congressional Districts in 2018, though the seat presently held by John Katko in Syracuse could be won. On the positive side, it was noted how strong Brian Higgins is and how Democratic the district is.

The next meeting date and location has not yet been scheduled, but should be held in mid to late April.

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