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Meet Our Candidates

The November 2021 Election offers us a rare opportunity to elect a Democratic-led Town of Claverack Town Board AND a Democratic-led Columbia County Board of Supervisors.


Where, When & How To Vote

In Claverack, where registered Democrats now outnumber Republicans by a slim margin, an outstanding group of candidates has stepped forward to bring a fresh, results-oriented approach to local leadership — with a commitment to extend broadband service to every household, to safeguard our agricultural heritage, to create a pedestrian-friendly town center, and to ensure that we all can afford to live here.

Our candidates are ordinary citizens — people who are raising their children, working, or retiring in Claverack. They are also an incredibly skilled, competent, and accomplished group with long histories of public service. We’re counting on you to pitch in to help us elect them!

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Town of Claverack

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Town Supervisor

Kathleen Proper

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Town Council

Brenda Shufelt

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Town Council

Brian Yorck

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Town Clerk / Tax Collector

Nat Drake

Columbia County / New York State

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County Sheriff

Don Krapf

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State Supreme Court

Kevin Bryant

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County Judge

Richard Koweek

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State Supreme Court

David Gandin

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State Supreme Court

Laura Jordan

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Claverack Democratic Committee, PO Box 514, Claverack, NY 12513

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