- Editor's Note: Thanks to the Yorktown Democratic Committee for sharing the news with Patch.
Yorktown residents Brendan J. Tully and Ron Stokes were elected last week as co-chairs of the Yorktown Democratic Committee (YDC).
Elliot Krowe was elected vice chair, while Sheila Schraier, Meryl Harris and Joe Vittoria were elected as recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer, respectively.
"This is an exciting time to be a Democrat," Tully said. "We have a chance to re-elect the President, work for progressive candidates, and fight for issues which will make our community stronger and bolster the area’s middle class."
The committee will be actively involved in national, state-wide and local elections, but will also engage in the community and organize around local and regional issues, according to a press release.
"Our job as a party is not done on election day," Tully said. "We have to work hard through out the year to make sure that our town is a place where young families can get their start, entrepreneurs can thrive, and families can grow."
Co-Chair Stokes called the new structure "a wonderful tool to engage" the local party in support of their agenda at both the county and local level.
"Our strong legislative ticket of Lowey for Congress, Wagner for State Senate and Falk for Assembly are solidly supportive of that agenda," he said. "Their election will enhance and preserve the quality of life we seek for all Yorktown residents."
Tully is a trial lawyer with Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, and represents veterans and working people who have gotten sick from asbestos exposure. Tully was the Democratic candidate for New York State Assembly in 2010, but lost to Rep. Steve Katz. Tully founded Yorktown for Obama in 2008.
Stokes has been a Yorktown practicing attorney mainly in the fields of criminal and estate law since 1977. He was a candidate for County Court Judge in 1999, NYS Assembly in 1980, and served on NYS Democratic Committee from 1976-1995.