Seneca County Democratic Committee

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The Seneca County Democratic Committee welcomes you!

Welcome to the Seneca County Democratic Committee (SCDC) website! We have created this site to reach out to the community and to get your input into the work the SCDC. You will find our Mission statement, information about  upcoming events, and timely information that affects our community. We would like to hear from you and we welcome your involvement. You may contact me at

Susan Ottenweller, Chairperson, Seneca County Democratic Committee

The Seneca County Democratic Committee (SCDC) is an organization that works to advance Democratic candidates and values throughout the County. Members are elected by each town; two members for each voting district within the town.



SCDC promotes Democratic ideals that reflect our local needs and issues. In Seneca County these issues include:

  • Creating a vibrant, welcoming community in a clean and healthy environment;
  • Promoting job opportunities that will retain our young residents into the next generation;
  • Supporting public and private efforts to create and maintain safe, decent, affordable housing;
  • Supporting public and private efforts to address mental health and addiction;
  • Supporting full equality for women, minorities, disabled persons and LGBTQ persons;
  • Investing in our children’s education; and 
  • Advocating for reduction of gun violence.

Our next meeting is on March 5th, the location and time is TBD.

Brown to Seek County Clerk Position

Seneca Falls resident Melissa Brown has declared her candidacy for the position of county clerk, joining the growing list of Democrats running for office in Seneca County this year. Brown, 35, is a nine-year veteran of county employment. She graduated from Finger Lakes Community College with concentrations in fine arts, biology and biotechnology and from SUNY Potsdam in studio arts. A member of the Seneca County Democratic Committee and chairwoman of its Fundraising Committee, she currently serves on the Seneca Falls Planning Board and on the Board of Trustees of the Seneca Falls Historical Society.

The county clerk has wide ranging responsibilities as the custodian of the official civil and criminal records on file in the country offices and as the chief recording officer and custodian of the county’s public land records. In practice, this means everything from business certificates and deeds and liens to passport applications, pistol permits, and veterans’ discharges. “I have always enjoyed working on the service end of things,” Brown said, “and this will be a great opportunity to broaden my responsibilities and serve a broader population."

Further information: Susan Ottenweller,, 585-749-0171

Mental Health Discussions

Seneca County is sponsoring  Mental Health discussions on March 18th, 2020 between 5:30 - 7pm to discuss mental health and wellness issues in our community.

Conversations will be...

  • 1.5 hours
  • Confidential
  • Held in a private group setting

The requirements to attend are;

  • 18 years or older
  • Seneca County Resident
  • No other requirements necessary!

The location has yet to be determined, but will be announced asap.

Please RSVP by March 18th, 2020 by contacting Lisa Reynolds at or call 315-539-1955



Seneca County Committee endorses Tracy Mitrano for Congress

On February 20th the Seneca County Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed  Tracy Mitrano as their candidate of choice for the New York State 23rd Congressional District. Tracy has our full confidence that she is the best candidate to represent all constituents of the 23rd district in Congress.

Democratic Rural Conference: 2020 VISION!

Registration is now open for this year’s Democratic Rural Conference: 2020 VISION!

In addition to our usual agenda, this year we have added a presidential straw poll, the election of new, DRC regional Vice Chairs, and a session that allows us to bring our questions and concerns to state and party officials.

Click this link to register for the DRC, April 17 and 18:


You can reserve your room at a special DRC rate ($119) at the Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool 13088, by phone at 315-457-1122, using the conference code DRC (or identify yourself as attending the Democratic Rural Conference).

Please join us as we prepare for all of our 2020 races. This year’s elections are vital for all of us, so come get energized, share best practices, and set our candidates on the right path. See you at the DRC!

Voter registration Deadline:

For those that want to participate in a primary election this year and need to switch parties, the deadline to do so is February 14th. So, please check your registration and ensure you can vote in this years primary elections.

Here the information from the New York State Board of Elections.


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