Oneida City

Democratic Committee

About Us

The Oneida City Democratic Committee is organized under the by-laws of the Madison County Democratic Committee, Section 4 parts A through E, in accordance with Article II of the Election Law of the State of New York.

Executive Committee:

Chair - John Nichols

Vice Chair - Dawn Bradford

Secretary - Jeff Harrington

Treasurer - Rick Kinsella

Committee members:

Ward 1 - Al Cohen, Jeffrey Harrington, Margaret Milman-Barris

Ward 2 - Rick Kinsella, John Nichols, Michael Oot

Ward 3 - Jim Coulthart, Leo Matzke, Marianne Simberg

Ward 4 - Melissa Stearns, George Lighthall

Ward 5 - Dawn Bradford, Christopher Bradford

Ward 6 - Colleen Monfiletto

Members of the New York State Democratic Committee for Madison County and NY Assemby District 121:

Margaret Milman-Barris, Oneida

Roger Saltman, Cazenovia

These positions were filled by petitions circulated in March 2020 for members of the Madison County Democratic Committee, which includes members of the Oneida City Democratic Committee as a subcommittee of the Madison County Democratic Committee. Committee members are included in the overall list of petitions filed, available on the Madison County Board of Elections website here. The two-year terms started as of the Madison County Democratic Committee re-organizational meeting on September 23, 2020. Committee members can also be appointed to vacancies.

If you are interested in finding out more about the process of becoming a member of the Oneida City Democratic Committee, contact us or contact the Madison County Democratic Committee. There are currently vacancies.

What We Do

Circulate petitions

An essential part of the political process is circulating petitions prior to each election to get candidates on the ballot. By law, only a registered Democrat can circulate or sign petitions for a candidate seeking to be on the Democrat ballot line. We organize registered Democrats to circulate petitions for those wishing to run for office on the Democratic line, at the local, state, and national level.

Recruit qualified Democrats to run for office

When there is an office that seems like it will be unopposed, we organize to recruit qualified Democrats to run. An uncontested election isn't very interesting!

Support campaigns

We support campaigns of Democrats running for office, through distributing signs and flyers, and providing financial support.


See above! We have fundraising events each year, so be sure to check our calendar - don't miss the next one!

Register new Democratic voters

Act as a liaison between Oneida voters and the Madison County Democratic Committee

Promote voter involvement and participation in political action

Circulate educational materials and identify voter concerns