Let's meet-up in the gallery! We are firm believers in using our space in ways that benefit our community. Knowledge is power and so we are welcoming the democratic candidates who are running for Congress in New York's 19th Congressional District, one of the pivotal swing districts in the country, to meet you in the gallery and join in conversation about who they are, what they stand for, and how they are going to advocate for you!
We are kicking off the series with a meet and greet with Jeff Beals,
Jeff is a high school teacher in Woodstock, NY and a former US diplomat who was decorated by both the US Army and State Department for his service in Iraq. He began his career as an analyst with the CIA after graduating with honors and both a BA and MA from Harvard. His family has had a farm in the Hudson Valley since his childhood.
The NY-19 district is currently held by Mercer-backed Republican, John Faso, who cast a deciding vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Jeff plans to use his experience to bring opposing sides together and to ultimately lead a united coalition of new voices in Congress who will face down the corporate interests and lobbyists rigging our economy against working people.
Come hear about Jeff's plan to bring a new generation of leadership to the Democratic Party.