Esopus 2017-06-29T20:44:24+00:00

Esopus Democratic Committee

Dear Esopus Democrats and friends,

For many Democrats, the results of the 2016 Presidential Election have been disheartening to say the least. Whether you are dissatisfied with the primary election results and nomination process to represent our party or the tone and conduct during the election season of President Donald Trump, we must face these issues together. The policy priorities and leadership demeanor of the new administration has served to divide, not heal our national consciousness. Many have been called to act – – – to express this disappointment through marches, letter writing, and community engagement. Where can we go next?

In 2015, the Esopus Democratic Committee, under the dynamic leadership of our outgoing Town Supervisor Diane McCord, laid out a clear vision with tangible policy goals for the Town of Esopus. These included the reorganization and improvements to the town transfer station, including the installation of solar panels, a town-wide economic development committee, and working towards a sorely needed update to our town’s comprehensive plan. These initiatives are now well underway.

Our agenda for the next term is just as ambitious:

  1. Hire a professional grant writer for the town to expand capital funding opportunities;
  2. Improve Esopus’s parks and recreational amenities;
  3. Establish a John Burroughs Visitor Center as tourism draw;
  4. Develop more inclusive local government through better use of public-private partnerships.

As Democrats in the Town of Esopus, we don’t have sweeping policy mandates that can
shape our country. Instead our goal is to build a stronger community at the neighborhood level and we need your help. In 2017, we will be fielding candidates for as many as seven elected positions, including Town Supervisor and three Town Council seats. We are reaching out to you to help us identify forward thinking, progressive leaders who may wish to run for office in collaboration with the Esopus Democratic Committee. The only requirement is a commitment to our town and a desire to continue the momentum of improvements that serve our diverse residents, our environment, and our numerous community organizations. We also need your energy and ideas at the meeting table as we shape our local agenda. The Esopus Democratic Committee meets monthly at the Town Hall Community Room – the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.

Come to these meetings to join the dialog; our meetings are open and guests are always welcome.

Don’t hesitate to call and discuss these matters further at (845) 332.6600. We are eager to hear from you!


Roscoe Pecora
Esopus Democratic Committee Chair

Save the Date – Sunday, June 4

Annual Pancake Breakfast & Raffle

Town of Esopus Community Room
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$10 Donation. Take outs available. Fisherman’s Raffle.
Pancakes with all the fixings.

RSVP to or (845) 332-6600

Save the Date – Friday, August 4

Family Fun Night/Chicken BBQ

George Freer Memorial Park Pavilion
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy music, games, and ice cream with the Esopus Democratic Committee
as we kick off another election season.

Stone Pony Chicken BBQ fundraiser – $15/pp
Take outs available starting at 4:30 pm.

RSVP to or (845) 332-6600

Save the Date – October (date TBA)

Bottomless Chili Bowl Fundraiser
Vegetarian options. Join us for the Fiesta!

Esopus Democratic Committee
Port Ewen, NY 12466
(845) 332-6600