New York Bedford Democratic Committee
Town of Bedford, New York

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Contact: Mark Dembo, BDC Chair

Bedford Democratic Committee Announces New Leadership and Endorsements for Town of Bedford Elected Offices

Bedford Hills, NY, January 14, 2021: The Bedford Democratic Committee tonight has elected Mark Dembo as its new Chair following the resignation of MaryAnn Carr, who resigned as she stepped into the role of Bedford Town Supervisor. Additionally, Brett Kimmel was named Secretary for the Committee.

"I have had the awesome privilege of serving as chair of the Bedford Democratic Committee for more than 6 years and look forward to remaining a District Leader, supporting the committee and great candidates that share our values," Carr said.

"I am honored to step into the role as Chair of the Bedford Democratic Committee; we have been able to put together strong slates of candidates that have resonated across the Town, and I look forward to continuing the great work of the Committee in identifying and supporting candidates that support and advocate for Democratic values. We aim to represent the many voices of Democrats in our Town," said Dembo.

The Committee has also endorsed the following candidates for Town Office for the upcoming election cycle:
Town Justice: Jodi Kimmel
Town Board: Stephanie McCaine and Anthony Mamo
Town Clerk: Boo Fumagalli

Of the endorsements, Dembo stated: "We are excited to support these candidates as they seek important roles in our town governance. All of these candidates support the values and goals that are important to our constituents, and our Committee will work hard to help them get elected."

Dembo further stated that "the BDC supports Town Supervisor MaryAnn Carr and Deputy Supervisor Ellen Calves, both of whom are seeking to run for Supervisor in November. As both candidates are active members of the Democratic Committee and elected officials, the Committee felt it appropriate for the broader community to weigh in through the primary process to make a final decision on the candidate to run on the ballot in November."


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The Bedford Democratic Committee is made up of your neighbors working to better our community, in affiliation with the Democratic Party. We welcome you to join us, and thanks for your interest.

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Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Usual meeting time 7:00 PM

In 2020, normally we are meeting on the "second Thursday" at the Bedford Hills train station beginning at 7:00 pm punctually. However, due to Covid-19 concerns, we are meeting online using Zoom until further notice. And due to scheduling conflicts, the monthly meeting may not be on the second Thursday...

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Sweeping Victories for Bedford Democrats

Bedford Democrats Won the 2019 Election

Kitley Covill, Legislator
Ellen Calves, Board
Chris Burdick, Supervisor
Bobbi Bittker, Board

Bedford Democrats Also Won the 2017 Election

Maryann Carr, Board
Kate Galligan, Board
Kitley Covill, Legislator
Chris Burdick, Supervisor


Swearing-in Ceremony January 1, 2020

Two new Town Board members were sworn in for 4-year terms (2020-2023): Ellen Calves is an attorney who has been actively involved in many Town committees and volunteer organizations.

Bobbi Bittker also won a first term on the Town Board, sworn in for a 4-year term (2020-2023). Bobbi is an attorney who has made a name in many volunteer positions.

Supervisor Chris Burdick was re-elected to his fourth 2-year term (2020-2021), having previously been a Board member. An attorney, Chris lives in Bedford Village, and has served our Town admirably and extremely effectively as Supervisor.

Kitley Covill was re-elected as County Legislator, District 2, which covers Bedford, Lewisboro, Mt. Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and part of the town of Somers. This is her second 2-year term (2020-2021). Kitley lives in Katonah.


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As you know, we are always grateful to receive contributions for our committee and candidates. Donations in any amount are welcome and always appreciated. Thank you.


Welcome to the Bedford Democratic Party, P.O. Box 801, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
The Bedford Democratic Committee is a registered Political Action Committee (PAC),
legally allowed to accept financial contributions under New York State Election Law.
Our membership and meetings are open to any registered Democrat in the Town of Bedford.

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