The City of Poughkeepsie Republican Campaign Committee is dedicated to promoting conservative, Republican principles and supporting candidates who will work to uphold these principals in elected office. We believe that a limited government allows people to be truly free and prosperous. It is now more important than ever to elect responsible candidates. Our all-volunteer committee works to support candidates in local, state and federal elections to achieve solutions and allow our city to prosper.
Ways we can help:
· Informing voters of issues that are important to our community.
· Fundraising to assist the candidates in their campaign efforts
· Obtaining petition signatures to ensure the candidate’s name appears on the ballot
· Fundraising for a candidate’s campaign
Our Elected Officials:
Robert G. Rolison, Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie
Robert G. Rolison took office January 1, 2016 as Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie. Prior to that, Rob was a member of the Dutchess County Legislature since 2003 representing the Town and City of Poughkeepsie. In 2010, he was elected by his colleagues in the County Legislature to serve as Chairman, a position he has held every year since. Throughout his tenure, he has been a champion for fiscal discipline and ending unfunded mandates. As an expert in law enforcement, Rob has been a leading voice for public safety and has been a tireless advocate on behalf of families, children and crime victims in Dutchess County.
Rob began his public safety career at 18 years old with the Croft Corners Fire Company. He continued his service as an active volunteer firefighter for the next 14 years. He worked part-time for the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Hyde Park Police Department while attending Marist College majoring in Criminal Justice.
In 1982, he joined the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department where he served 12 years in the Patrol Division. He worked up the ranks and was promoted to Detective, a post he held for 14 years.
Rob was elected PBA President for two consecutive 5 year terms before retiring in February of 2008. Upon his retirement, Rob concluded a 26 year career protecting the residents of the Town of Poughkeepsie.
Rob currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Dutchess Community College, a member of the Board of Directors of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor, and Vice Chairman of the St. Simeon Board of Directors in the City of Poughkeepsie. In 2013, he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Hudson Valley Regional Council. As Chairman of the Legislature, Rob is an ex-officio member of all Legislative committees, councils, and boards.
He is a State Advisory Board member of the Office of Children and Family Services as well as a member of the Cider Mill Friends. Formerly, he served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Catharine Street Community Center’s Board of Directors, and the American Red Cross Dutchess County Chapter Board of Directors.
Rob is the son of the late Senator Jay P. Rolison. Rob is a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie where he has proudly raised his son Christopher and continues to reside with his wife, Lori.
Lee Klein, Common Council – 4th Ward
Born Manhasset, New York, 1955
Wife: Michelle Klein
Children: Dana and Benjamin
BA, University of Maryland, 1977
JD, Vanderbilt University, 1982
Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County, 1982-1986
Associate Attorney, Hankin, Hanig, Stall & Caplicki, 1986-1991
Law Office of Lee David Klein, Esq., sole practitioner, 1991-1999
Partner, Wolfson, Greller, Egitto & Klein, LLP, 2000-2006
Law Offices of Lee David Klein, Esq., sole practitioner, 2007-present
Southern, Eastern & Northern Districts of New York District of Connecticut
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit United States Supreme Court
New York State
Congregation Schomre Israel, Poughkeepsie
Temple Beth El, Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County Pistol Association (Association Attorney)
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association
National Rifle Association (Life Member & Referral Attorney) Masonic Lodge Number 671, Wappingers Falls
Northern Dutchess Chapter, NAACP
Jewish Federation of Dutchess County (Honorary Board Member)