Committee Members

Committee Members

 

  District 1: William Wheeler Murray – A life-long resident of the state of New York, Bill has been a registered Democrat for over forty years. He is a Trustee for the Village of New Paltz, is Treasurer for the all-volunteer New Paltz Fire Department where he serves as an interior firefighter and driver, and has served on many community committees and boards. Murray operates his own business consulting arts organizations, is married, and his three children are enrolled in the New Paltz Central School District.
  District 1: Stana Weisburd
  District 2: Chris Tanis
  District 2: Garrett Tanis
  District 3: 
  District 3: 
  District 4: Michael Tierney
  District 4: Neil Bettez – Neil is the New Paltz Town supervisor. He lives in the Village of New Paltz.
  District 5: John Litton
  District 5: Matt Teglash
  District 6: 
  District 6: Tricia Bowen – Chair. – Tricia works in the tech world and was instrumental in creating the new Dems website. She lives in New Paltz Village with her husband and two children. Email: tricia.newpaltzdems@gmail.com
  District 7: Maura O’Meara
  District 7: Dan Torres – Dan is a lifelong New Paltz resident and Democrat. Previously he served as a Trustee on the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education and is a former President of the College Democrats of New York. In addition, he was selected to be a delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and presently serves on the New Paltz Town Council.
  District 8: Eve Walter  – Eve Walter is a lifelong Democrat from a long line of Democrats serving in Ulster County for close to fifty years. Eve holds a PhD in Epidemiology, worked at SUNY New Paltz for seventeen years and the Institute for Family Health for the past two years as a research scientist. Eve is the current chair of the Village of New Paltz Planning Board.
  District 8: Rachel Labare – Vice Chair
  District 9: Richard Heyl de Ortiz – Treasurer.  Richard is a New Paltz native. He grew up on Huguenot Street and is the former president of the Elting Memorial Library. While on the board, he led two successful public referenda for library funding. Richard has a strong commitment to community service. He is the former Director of Programming and Development for Historic Huguenot Street, has over three decades of experience in the non-profit sector and has served on the boards of several local and state boards. Richard is the Executive Director of the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York, a statewide organization headquartered in New Paltz. Richard and his husband Anthony have been homeowners in New Paltz since 2003. Email: richardh.newpaltzdems@gmail.com
  District 9: Alexandria Wojcik – Alexandria “Alex” Wojcik has been a self-proclaimed Fairy of Social Justice since first learning to organize with NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group) as a student at SUNY New Paltz (BA ‘07, MA ‘09) back when it was impossible to imagine a worse president than George W. Bush. Now, she’s a community organizer with a variety of campaigns, a raver-punk music journalist by night. A former public interest lobbyist/canvass director/organizer extraordinaire in the fight against fracking and future JD student, Alex currently spends her free time smashing the patriarchy every way she can think of (like organizing New Paltz’s first-ever March Against Rape Culture: SlutWalk back in November), or registering voters while raising funds for organizations that fight the good fight at local dance parties with a purpose (the “Rave Against Restriction” party series in New Paltz). Following the inspiring Women’s March on Washington, she co-organized March On! NY/March On! New Paltz’s People’s Climate March on the Walkway Over the Hudson, the largest sister solidarity event in NY. Her memoir of her 20s, ‘Love in the Time of Fracking,’ is due out as soon as she gets a break from resisting. Email: Alex.NewPaltzDems@Gmail.com
  District 10: Anna Markowitz
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