All posts by Theresa Regan

No May Meeting

Dear Democrats:
UCDW will not be holding a meeting during the month of May. We will meet again in June.  The fundraiser we were planning at Amy Fradon’s home on May 17, has been postponed.
In preparation for the June 25th primary, Our Campaign Committee Chair will be contacting the Legislators to evaluate any assistance they may need.
We will be successful if we work as a Team……The Democratic Team!
I wish you all a wonderful Mother’s Day
In Solidarity
Gladys I Figueroa
Chair – UCDW

January Meeting and More…

Dear Democrats


The U.C. Democratic Women’s Committee and our Campaign Committee will convene on Jan. 14th,   details to follow.  We are on a short break till the New Year and shall continue with the “Blue Wave” mission; prepare for 2019 elections and will put forth issues & legislation pertaining to Ulster county and NY state.

The Campaign Committee would like to reiterate a hearty Thank You! to all the dedicated volunteers  in Ulster county and our friends and neighbors helping throughout CD#19 in  a vigorous campaign  to help restore democracy and electing Congressman-elect Antonio Delgado.  The victories with State Senator-elect Jen Metzger, State Senator-elect James Skoufis, reelection of  Assembly member Kevin Cahill and our new  U.C. Sheriff Juan Figueroa are a testament of the “Blue Wave”…  we anticipate our wave to continue well into the year 2020.

G O O D   N E W S   !!!


Last Monday, the Democratic caucus in the U.C. Legislature was emboldened with a one vote advantage, they decided to initiate action to reclaim the majority position by  waging a challenge to the GOP leadership.   The Dem caucus voted and put forth:  Hector Rodriquez for Chairman of the Legislature, Jonathan Heppner for Majority Leader and Lynn Eckert for Majority Whip.   Our Dem candidates will challenge the current GOP leadership on Jan. 7th in a floor vote.  Note: other leadership positions – Vice Chair and chairpersons for various committees will be appointed by the Chairperson of the legislative body.


U.C. Democratic Women enthusiastically support the Dem caucus’ initiative to reclaim the majority.   We  will encourage the voters to contact their legislator to vote YES TO RECLAIM THE MAJORITY.   We encourage every legislator to be true blue.


We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday.


In Solidarity,


Gladys I Figueroa

Chair – UCDW


Otia Lee
Chair, Campaign Committee UCDW
845 688 2866

November Meeeting Info

Dear Democrats:

Thank you for all your hard work with this past election.  Our efforts were not in vain. Also a big thank you for those who showed up tonight at the “No One Is Above The Law” rally in Kingston. In unity there is strength!!
We will not be meeting this month as the County Committee is preparing to move and the office is congested. We will meet again in December.  I will follow up with a date and location.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations.
In Solidarity
Gladys I Figueroa
Chair – UCDW
“You will face many defeats in your Life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
Maya Angelou

June Meeting

Dear Dems:

I want to thank the members that showed up for the Pride March. If we want victory, It is important that we work together; and it was festive and fun!!!
Our June monthly meeting will be on June 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Democratic HQ.,
275 Fair St in Kingston.
We will be discussing the petitioning process and GOTV.
The upcoming congressional primary is June 26, 2018
Our guest will be Family court Judge in Albany County, Peggy Walsh.  She is running for State Supreme Court. Come and hear her platform.
Gladys I Figueroa
Chair – UCDW

April Meeting

Dear Dems:

Our April monthly meeting will be on April 9th at 6:30pm at the Dem Hqtrs 275 Fair Street, Kingston NY. suite # 17E
We will have three (3) candidates that are up for election in November presenting their platform:
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Assembly District 103
Jen Metzger who is running for state Senator District 42
Juan Figueroa (No relation) who is running for Ulster County Sheriff
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Gladys I Figueroa
Chair – UCDW
“You will face many defeats in your Life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
Maya Angelou

Poll results from NY-19 Debate

To the Community-at-Large, CD#19:

Please read below the Results for the Ballot Tally conducted by the Campaign Committee of the Ulster County Democratic Women:

Summarized by Terry Lover, Co-Captain of the Ballot Poll Team:

These results were compiled from survey responses gathered from attendees at a Democratic candidate’s debate on February 4, 2018 in Woodstock N.Y.  Data was tabulated by recording the number of votes each participant received for places 1 through 6 in the debate.  The percent of the total vote that each participant received was calculated for each position, 1 through 6.  Percent values were rounded to the nearest whole number percent.

The results of this poll show that, among the 6 debate participants, Jeff Beals received 27%(50/185) of the 1st place votes, compared to 18%(33/185) for both David Clegg and Antonio Delgado, 15%(27/185) for Brian Flynn, 12%(22/185) For Gareth Rhodes, and 11%20/185) for Pat Ryan.  Pat Ryan received 28%(52/185) of the 6th place ballots while Jeff Beals received 24%(44/185) of the 6th place votes.

In the 2nd place through 5th place positions, Gareth Rhodes received 23%(43/185) of the 2nd place votes, Brian Flynn received 23%(42/185) of the 3rd place votes, Antonio Delgado received 21%(38/185) of the 4th place ballots, Gareth Rhodes received 22%(40/185) of the 5th place votes, and Pat Ryan received 21%(22/185) of the 5th place ballots.

Final recording and calculation of the ballot count was completed on February 10, 2018.

Terry Lover                                                       

Co-Captain, Ballot Team                                                                                                 

Thank you for your continued interest.  Please bear in mind this poll is one of several, and purposed as instructional use to our candidates and to aid the voters awareness of Row A Congressional candidates

NY-19 Congressional Candidate Debate

Dear Community-At-Large, CD#19 NY,

            On behalf of the Campaign Committee of the Ulster County Democratic Women, THANK YOU for your attendance and participation at the Congressional Debate CD#19 this past Sunday in Woodstock.

            We had  662, standing room only, attendees in the community center, 200 viewers via Facebook in real time at a nearby eatery, Maria’s Bazar Café and local residents watching public access TV/Facebook at home in addition to the thousands of friends and neighbors throughout CD#19 logging onto Facebook.

            The poll taken after the debate has been tabulated.  The team will review the tally and the results will be posted on Facebook, email and to the media on or before Wednesday, Feb. 14th.

            Special KUDOS : Denning, Hurley, Olive, Shandaken and Woodstock Democratic committees for their sponsorship.  TheTechnical Crew:   Tom Whigham: TV Control Room Engineer, Producer and Videographer; Kerry Muldoon:  Sound System Control; Ellen Povill:  Producer, Videograher for the towns: Olive, Shandaken & Woodstock; Mary Anne Wrolsen:  Producer, Videograher for the Town of Saugerties – sponsored by County Legislator Joe Maloney; Mike Lourenso, Timekeeper.  Ballot Monitors: Linda & Terry Lover, Captains for the ballot tally; Reginald Earls, Gladys Figueroa, Rose Anne Guerrieri and Kerry Muldoon.  Communication Coordinator –Liam Kahn for the Campaign Committee of UCDW.

               REMINDER:  Petitioning begins on March 6thWe encourage everyone to collect signatures on a petition to help get our candidates on the Primary Ballot.  Please contact the candidate of your choice and volunteer. 

            Jeff Beals      

            Dave Clegg    

            Antonio Delgado

            Brian Flynn 

            Gareth Rhodes

            Pat Ryan        


             UNITED WE WILL WIN.

                                                                Otia Lee,

                                                                Campaign Committee Chair

                                                                 Ulster County Dem Women

January Meeting

Hello All:
I hope your holidays are full of good health, cheer and plenty of Love.
Our next meeting will be January 8th, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  We will be meeting at
We will discuss and set forth our agenda for 2018 including fundraising.
Gladys I Figueroa
UCDW – Chair
Following is message from our Campaign Chair, Otia Lee
Happy Holidays to All and a very big Thank You to the wonderful, tireless, persistent and effective volunteers helping with the 20l7 elections. We look forward to continuing our mission: pro-active resistance to protect and win back our democracy!United We Stand,
Otia Lee, Campaign Chair/UCDW