Welcome from our Chair, Irene Stein

Welcome to the Democratic Rural Conference Website (DRC).

The DRC was organized in 1996 to support upstate rural New York elect Democratic candidates at all levels of government through uniting as a single force from our individual counties.

Our motto was and remains “Unity and Victory.”

We have been very successful. We attracted statewide and national candidates to our annual conventions. We worked with the State Committee to assist local counties. Democratic victories became more and more frequent. It all worked. No longer is upstate safe territory for Republicans.

Our fight is never over. First and foremost we believe in government that serves working men and women, families and communities. We will be taking an active role in the local 2015 elections.

In September 2008, I was elected Chair of the DRC. My goals are to work with the Board and the membership to strengthen our bonds with one another; to provide assistance to member counties through a speaker’s bureau, political mentoring, and better use of technology; to maintain and increase our visibility with the State committee and with our elected officials at all levels.

Our membership is composed of the due-paying Chairs and State Committee members of our member counties. Any New York Democrat can become an Associate member by paying dues of $10.00 per year.

I remain steadfastly committed to “Unity and Victory”,

Irene W. Stein

2 Responses to Home

  1. David Truscott says:

    I am the new treasurer of the Delaware County Democratic Committee. Among the papers that I inherited were many copies of IRS tax form 1120-POL for 2010 and earlier. The entries were all $0.00 because we have no investment or rental income and no office etc. expenses. I have looked at the IRS website and it SEEMS to indicate that we do not have to file. Do you know if that is true? Can you refer my question to someone who can give an answer in confidence?

    Thanks, David Truscott
    Delhi, NY

  2. Julie Huntsman says:

    Hi Irene,
    I see that registration is closed as of 4-19. The website let me register on April 20 and processed the payment, so I assume I am in..!

    So, the website saying “the registration is closed” is a definite? Just checking. Was going to bring a guest, but that is not sounding possible (admittedly, at a late date).
    Thanks, hope to meet you, Julie H.

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