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January 9th, 2013

Over half of Peekskill voters are Democrats

PEEKSKILL - 2012 proved to be an exceptional year for Democrats in the City of Peekskill with the Party’s registration advantage growing to an astronomical 51% of all registered voters in the City. Democrats now hold an almost 3:1 registration advantage over the Republican Party. In fact, of the 892 new registrants in the City of Peekskill in 2012, 503 of them decided to enroll in the Democratic Party, representing 56% of all new voter registrations in Peekskill, bringing the total number of Democrats registered in Peekskill to an all-time high of 5,927 voters.

"The fact that new registrants in Peekskill overwhelmingly choose to identify as Democrats makes it crystal clear that residents support the Democratic Party and its progressive, pro-middle class agenda in Washington, Albany, Westchester and Peekskill," said Marina Ciotti, Chairwoman of the Peekskill Democratic City Committee. "As a local political organization we put a lot of time and energy into our voter outreach and registration efforts and what we’re finding is that people like the progress they’ve seen in Peekskill under Democratic leadership."

In 2012, President Barack Obama secured a commanding victory in Peekskill, swamping Governor Mitt Romney in every election district in the City. In addition, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Justin Wagner - candidate for New York State Senate, and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef all won commanding victories against their GOP opponents in Peekskill. No Republican candidate on the ballot in 2012 won in the City of Peekskill.

Peekskill Voter Registration, by Party

Democratic Party: 5,927 51.45%

Republican Party: 2,169 18.83%

Non-Affiliated Voters: 2,594 22.52%

Independence Party: 599 5.20%

Conservative Party: 151 1.31%

Working Families Party: 57 .49%

Green Party: 23 .20%

Total: 11,520

2012 New Registrants in the
City of Peekskill, by Party

Democratic Party: 503 56.39%

Republican Party: 87 9.75%

Non-Affiliated Voters: 239 26.79%

Independence Party: 43 4.82%

Conservative Party: 9 1.01%

Working Families Party: 6 .67%

Green Party: 5 .56%

2012 registration total: 892

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