This [Last] Sunday at 3 pm [Good time was had by all.]

You are invited to a Gathering to benefit the Kent Democratic Committee on the back patio/lawn of Carol Rosenthal and Franklin Schneier, 40 Old Forge Drive, on Lake Sagamore this Sunday, October 10, from 3 to 5 pm.

It’ll be a chance to meet our Team Kent candidates* (and Sheriff Langley) one-on-one and share the experience in lively conversation with friends.  *Kathy Kahng for Supervisor, Anne Campbell and Simon Carey for Town Board and Andy Wells for Town Justice.

While no donation level is specified, we hope that generosity and enthusiasm will flow freely.

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If you cannot attend, but want to support the Kent Democratic Committee’s efforts in outreach and voter turnout, donations can be made using the Donate button above.

Fall 2021

For safety and fun, we’re keeping our events small and, wherever possible, outdoors this year. But our candidates are big big on ideas, experience and commitment to serve. You can meet them at Team Kent.

Our September Supper/Cookout has been postponed for a year, the Forum in the Sedgewood Boathouse last weekend felt like it was outdoors and the Party this weekend (see above) will be outdoors.

If you haven’t already, send your email to so that we can keep you informed of Kent happenings leading to electoral success on November 2.

2020 Endorsed Local Candidates

SEAN PATRICK MALONEY for US House of Representatives, District 18 – RE-ELECTED.

KAREN SMYTHE for NYS Senate, District 41.

SANDY GALEF for NYS Assembly, District 95 – RE-ELECTED.

VINCENT FIORENTINO for Putnam County Legislature, District 3.

Alexandra D. Murphy, Robert S. Ondrovic, Justice Sam D. Walker and Judge E. Loren Williams for Supreme Court Justices, 9th Judicial District – ELECTED.

Virtual House Parties to meet Local Candidates

To meet NYS Senate Candidate KAREN SMYTHE, Putnam Legislature Candidate VINNY FIORENTINO and NYS Assemblywoman SANDY GALEF, we‘re scheduling virtual house parties named after compass points in Kent. Pick a region or cloud-hop across town.  Click on date to register and receive login link.

Sunday, October 4 at 1 pm – Western Kent – successfully completed.

Monday, October 12 at 7 pm – Eastern Kent – successfully completed.

Friday, October 16 at 7 pm – Northern Kent – successfully completed.

Sun, Oct 18 at 1 – Southern Kent – canceled; scheduling conflict.

[Dinner postponed indefinitely. Consider a donation below.] Scholarship Dinner at McCarthy’s on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Join speaker Karen Smythe and Kent Democrats at our Third Annual Scholarship Dinner at McCarthy’s Restaurant (374 Route 52) on Friday, March 20, at 6:30 pm.

For $35 a head (or more, if you can), you’ll have a full meal with friends and help underwrite the scholarship we will award in May to a graduating Carmel/Kent High School senior.

We feel honored that Karen Smythe will join us that evening to speak on “Aspects of Running for Public Office,” using her experience running for the NYS Senate (District 41) in 2018 and again now in 2020.

Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7, and talk over dessert.

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Fall Fund-Raiser in Western Kent

Jerry and Marie Merzon are opening their home overlooking Boyds Corner Reservoir at 68 Nimham Road, just off Route 301, for the Kent Democratic Committee’s Fall Fund-Raiser on Sunday, October 13, from 3 to 5 pm.

If you’ve attended our events before, you know the Kent Committee can give a good party.  There will be lively discussion, articulate candidates (see below) and a chance to meet neighbors you’ll like in a lovely location.

Please rsvp your acceptance to

While suggested donation levels are $25, $50, $75 or more, it is most important that all feel comfortable attending. Feel free to donate as you are able.

If you cannot attend, but want to support our efforts in local outreach and voter turnout, please click below on Donate at any time.