Reps. Hinchey, Israel among Democratic Dinner guests


Representatives Maurice Hinchey and Steve Israel will be among the special guests at the Delaware County Democratic Committee dinner on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. in the SUNY Delhi Alumni Hall Hospitality Center.
Hinchey is a progressive Democrat representing New York’s 22nd Congressional District, which spans eight counties from the Hudson Valley to the Finger Lakes region. Now serving in his eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which allocates funds in the federal budget. Hinchey’s stated concerns include the integrity of American agriculture with a focus on protecting the family farm and the safety of the food supply.
Israel represents New York’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes the Long Island towns of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown and Oyster Bay. Also a member of the House Appropriations Committee, his priorities include energy security, professional military education and prescription drug safety. He was first elected in 2000 and is now serving his fourth term in the House. He also heads New York and Northeast candidate recruitment and support for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
“From Delaware County to Suffolk County, it’s an exciting time to be a Democrat in New York,” said Congressman Israel. “New Yorkers in both rural and suburban communities are asking the same questions about how they’ll afford their mortgages, pay their energy bills or send their kids to college. Democrats have better answers to these critical challenges and New Yorkers recognize that across any regional divide.”
Hinchey, Israel and other special guests will join Delaware County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Cynthia Lockrow at a private networking reception at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets for the Chairwoman’s Circle, which includes the reception and dinner for two with preferred seating, are available for $200. For more information, e-mail or call 607-428-0521.
Regular dinner tickets are also available at $40 per person. Interested parties should contact their town committee chair or visit the committee website at Seating is limited.