Dutchess County is governed by a county executive and 25-member county legislature. The county consists of 22 cities and towns, each of which also has its own local government, led by a mayor or town supervisor and city or town council.
Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by some 10,000 voters in Dutchess County, yet Republicans overwhelming control Dutchess County government and have done so for two decades. That’s why your vote matters more than ever.
Below is important contact information for your county government contacts:
Office of the County Executive Dutchess County Office Building
22 Market Street, 6th Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The County Legislature is the policy-making and appropriating body of county government. The Legislature has the power to levy taxes, adopt the County Budget, make appropriations, and adopt local laws subject to approval by the County Executive. It is comprised of 25 part-time Legislators, who are elected from separate districts throughout the county for two-year terms. There are standing committees composed of its members, as well as advisory committees and boards with citizen participation. To contact your County Legislator, click here.
Local City/Town Halls
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