Empowering Democratic Women in Dutchess Since 2005
The Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus is a scrappy grass roots organization working to elect qualified Democratic women to public office at the state, county, city, town and village levels and to encourage every Democratic woman to become politically active.
Since our founding, we have helped over 300 Dutchess County women seek public office by providing campaign workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and financial support.
“Let’s build a democracy that truly represents all of us.” New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Women make up 50.8% of the US population and …
20% of Dutchess County Town Supervisors (four Democratic women)
33% of Dutchess County Legislators (four Democratic women, four Republican women)
20% of Dutchess County Elected Officials (Comptroller Robin Lois broke the Republican stranglehold)
29% of NY State Assembly Members (Northern Dutchess represented by Democrat Didi Barrett)
22% of NY State Senators (Dutchess represented by Republican Sue Serino)
19.3% of US Representatives (62 Democratic women and 22 Republican women)
21% of US Senators (17 Democratic women including NYS Kirsten Gillibrand, 6 Republican women)