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NY19 Forums & Interviews

NY19 Forums & Interviews

NY 19 Congressional District The New Paltz Democratic Committee has compiled a list of candidate forums and interviews that enable interested voters to see and listen to the candidates in action. Take some time to get to know each candidate’s views on health-care, jobs, education, and climate change. These are the top four (4) issues of concern to NY19 residents. 

Candidate Forums:

  • Queer the Vote Candidate Forum – 6/21/2018 – See Video 1 and See Video 2.
  • Rough Draft Bar & Books NY19 Forum – 6/11/2018 – See Video Here.
  • Resisterhood: Women-Focused Candidate Forum – 6/6/2018 – See Video Here.
  • WAMC Northeast Public Radio NY19 Democratic Candidate Debate – 5/31/2018 –  See Video Here.
  • CD19 Democratic Candidates 2018-Hillsdale/Copake Forum – 3/10/2018 -
 See Video Here.
  • Sullivan County Democratic Committee – NY19 Candidates Forum – 2/24/2018 -
 See Video Here.
  • Woodstock Democratic Committee – NY19 Candidates Forum – 2/4/2018 -
 See Video Here.
  • NY19VOTES – The Contenders – NY19 Candidates Forum – 12/1/2017 -
 See Video Here.
  • SUNY New Paltz College Democrats – NY19 Candidates Forum – 12/6/2017 -
 See Video Here.
  • Columbia County Democratic Committee – NY19 Candidates Forum – 11/12/2017 -
 See Video Here.
  • Electoral Action Committee of Delaware County Solidarity – 8/26/2017 – See Video 1, See Video 2, See Video 3
  • Citizen Action – Candidate Forum NY19 in Kingston, NY – 8/23/2017 – See Video Here.


  • New York Spotlight19 Interviews with each NY19 Candidate – Listen to Podcasts.
  • Eye on Politics – NY19 Candidate Interviews by 12-year-old Maitreya – See Videos Here.
  • WGXC Radio – NY19 Candidate Interviews – Listen Here.
  • Radio Kingston, The Source with Hillary Harvey – CD19 Candidate Interviews – Listen Here.

Previous NY19 Campaign Media:

2018 Democratic Congressional Primary Election 411

2018 Democratic Congressional Primary Election 411

The 2018 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New York will take place on November 6, 2018. Voters will elect 27 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state’s 27 congressional districts. Important dates to be aware of:

Candidate Begin Petition Circulation Candidate Petition Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 6, 2018 April 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 November 6, 2018


District 19 Democratic Candidates

Democratic Political party candidates above seeking placement on the primary ballot must be nominated via designating petitions. Only enrolled party members can sign designating petitions. Each enrolled party member is only allowed to sign the petition of only one candidate. The candidates need to collect signatures equaling at least 5% of the enrolled voters of the political party in the political unit (excluding voters in inactive status) or the following, whichever is less:

  • For any office to be filled by all the voters of:
    • any congressional district . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,250

Petition requirements

The contents of candidate petitions are established by state law. Candidate petitions must include the following information:

  • Date of the election
  • Name of the candidate and the office being sought
  • Candidate’s residential address and, if applicable, mailing or post office address
  • For each signer: signature, date of signing, and residential address

Voters are required to affix their signatures personally to the petition. Other information may be filled in by someone else. All pages must be sequentially numbered and securely fastened. If a petition contains more than 10 pages, a cover sheet must be included. Cover sheets must include the following information:

  • Name and residential address (and mailing address, if applicable) of the candidate
  • Office being sought
  • Name of the party or independent body making the nomination
  • A statement indicating that the petition contains signatures equal to or greater than the number required by law

Petitions must include a witness statement indicating that each signature made to the petition sheet was made in the presence of the witness. Only an individual qualified to sign a petition may serve as a witness to it.