HUDSON — Democrats are determined to take back the County Board of Supervisors. With the successful 2020 election barely in the rearview mirror, the Columbia County Democratic Committee (CCDC) is looking forward and preparing for the next contest. CCDC’s third annual Blue Wave Brunch, headlined by Congressman Antonio Delgado (D-NY19) and scheduled for April 24, is just the beginning. “We have the opportunity to bring pro-active county government to all Columbia County residents this year,” said Keith Kanaga, Chair of CCDC.

“Last year’s Blue Wave Brunch was an overwhelming success, and we’re excited to welcome Congressman Delgado back and hear from New Lebanon Town Supervisor and County Minority Leader Tistrya Houghtling,” said Kanaga.

“I very much look forward to joining the Columbia County Democrats at their third annual Blue Wave Brunch. I applaud their commitment to grassroots political engagement, which is absolutely essential for us to move forward on issues like local economic recovery, healthcare, and broadband access,” said Rep. Delgado.

This is the year that Democrats plan to win the majority on the County’s Board of Supervisors. Leading that charge is Minority Leader Houghtling, who will set out the Democratic plan to improve our county government and make it more responsive to all constituents. On the ballot is Columbia County’s economic recovery, social justice reform, broadband, healthcare, the environment, and affordable housing. Democratic leadership is critical and necessary to move our county forward.

“I am honored to be a part of this wonderful event. We have a big year ahead of us as we work to take back control of the County Board of Supervisors. It is time for progress in our county on all levels from affordable housing to broadband access to racial and social justice. We are committed to an open and transparent government that works to meet the needs of all of our constituents,” said Minority Leader Houghtling.

“We are committed to supporting our Democratic candidates, and the funds raised will directly assist their campaigns so that we can bring needed change to Columbia County,” said Claire Ackerman, Event Chair. “Our county is blue because of the success of our events and efforts to elect Democratic candidates up and down the ticket. Democratic momentum is building, and the Blue Wave Brunch is the foundation of our success. We are thrilled to have Congressman Delgado and Minority Leader Houghtling joining us at our third annual Blue Wave Brunch,” added Ackerman.

“It all starts at the local level,” said D. Michael Dvorchak, CCDC Fundraising Committee Co-Chair. “In the last two months, we’ve seen how elections matter. There have been massive changes for the better on the national level that would not have been possible without local organizations like ours around the country.” Dvorchak added that, “Winning back the U.S. Senate has already resulted in one of the most progressive bills in our nation’s history, and $11.5 million directly to Columbia County. Changing leadership in the Columbia County Board of Supervisors will be just as transformative.”

The Blue Wave Virtual Brunch is at 11 a.m. April 24. Tickets are on sale now at bit.ly/bluewavebrunch2021. For information about the Columbia County Democratic Committee, visit columbiacountydemocrats.org.

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