Democrats Had an Exceptional 2012 in the City of Peekskill

51% of All Registered Voters in Peekskill are Now Democrats, GOP Continues to Lose Share of Local Vote, Comes in Distant Third in Registration at 19% of All Voters


51% of All Registered Voters in Peekskill are Now Democrats, GOP Continues to Lose Share of Local Vote, Comes in Distant Third in Registration at 19% of All Voters

In 2012, Additional 503 Residents Registered as Democrats, Compared to 87 as Republicans and 239 Unaffiliated

Obama Swamped Mitt Romney in Every Single Election District in Peekskill

(Peekskill, NY) – 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.

Of the 892 new registrants in Peekskill, only 87 chose to enroll in the Republican Party, representing just 9.75% of all new registrants in 2012, bringing their total registration to 2,169 or 18.83% of all voters. A full breakdown of new registrants and the total registration figure in Peekskill can be found below:

Peekskill Voter Registration Totals, 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%




For more information on the Peekskill Democratic City Committee or to find out how to get involved with your local Democratic Party, please visit us at: www.peekskilldems.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at: @Peekskilldems

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Jill Gertz January 03, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Peekskill has always been a city overwhelmingly Dem. - even when Peekskill had GOP mayors for 25+ years straight. Peekskill voters didn't really vote party line. NY State's fist black mayor was a Peekskill Republican. Many GOP candidates were teachers that people knew and liked. Dem registrations have been hype as far as Peekskill goes. That said, Peekskill has become more of a city with a larger population of benefit seekers (PHS students = 49% free/reduced lunch) who will vote Dem since dependency is their forte - a reason Dem cities are collapsing across the nation. Woodside shows that whites have left the city and illegal immigrants replaced them. Woodside was 64% white and 11% Hispanic ten years ago and now that is reversed. Peekskill's large illegal population is reflected in the tiny turnouts on election days. Despite going from 18,500 people in 1983 to almost 25,000 in 2010 the number of total voters is almost half of what it was in 1983 when a total of 4,845 people voted either Dem. or Rep.in election for mayor. In 2011 only 2623 only voted in election for mayor. If the same turnout for 1983 voted proportionally in 2011 there would have been about 6000 total voters instead of 2623. Peekskill's population increased about a third sine 1983 but its election turnout proportion has been reduced by well more than half. School board elections show the same decline.
Liz Claire January 03, 2013 at 07:42 PM
The Dems must be feeling very insecure about their leadership of the City, especially with their indiscriminate threat of eminent domain and buying and holding real estate it can't sell, except perhaps at a tremendous loss to taxpayers. Also, their purging of City Hall to cover their poor fiscal choices. This has to be the most childish press release I've ever read. As Jill says, they are saying nothing new. It's kind of like the bully in the playground saying the sky is blue, nah nah na nah nah. A lot of people know there is nothing in the City Charter that allows the Council to speculate in real estate. And the fact that the Council only achieved this breach of the law by firing 40 employees is a scandal. The biggest question is whether they can secure enough give-aways to buy the next election.
Teleman January 03, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Look at the mess the city is in! it's a democrat bastion!
Robin Seggs January 07, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Really Jill? Your going with the 49% are "Benefit Seekers" and Hispanics are "illegals"? How did that work for Romney? Your racist and ignorant comments reflect why people have lost faith in the Republican party.


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