On Friday, September 23rd, during Dutchess County Democratic Committee’s reorganization meeting, Michael Dupree was elected as Chair. Running unopposed, Dupree has served as Vice-Chair of the Committee for nine years.
Dupree said, “I am grateful to the Committee’s support and their confidence in my ability to lead us to victory this November. I also thank Julie Shiroishi and Elisa Sumner, our two immediate past chairpersons, for building such a strong organization and instilling our members with energy and spirit.”
Dupree is a resident of Hyde Park, where he has lived for the past twenty-nine years. Dupree is an active member of the Dutchess County community. In addition to his past positions on many philanthropic boards, Dupree also serves as Chair of the Hyde Park Planning Board and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Dutchess Community College.
At the meeting, Dutchess County Board of Elections Democratic Commissioner Hannah Black was re-selected for another two-year term.
Black said, ““I am honored to have the committee’s support and confidence in me to serve as their Democratic Elections Commissioner for another two-year term. I will continue to work hard to fight voter suppression and follow Election Law.”
The Committee’s other new officers include Sarah Brannen, Vice-Chair; Vincent Pedi, Treasurer; and Gillian Smith, Secretary.