Coughlan Announces Re-Election Bid

Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan on Thursday announced plans to run for a third term.

The Comptroller kicked off his reelection campaign at 5:30pm at Cosimo’s Trattoria in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Coughlan, 49, is a multi-lingual attorney with almost 25 years leadership and management experience in the private and public sector. As Comptroller, he is currently responsible for managing a $425 Million annual budget; interacts daily with government agencies and promotes best business practices throughout county government.

Jim brings the strength of his private and public sector background to the Office of Comptroller. He has insisted upon “best practices” to ensure an efficient County government that is responsive to the needs of its residents by taking on the tough issues of spending.

Coughlan is a graduate of Providence College and Roger Williams Law School. For 9 years he managed business units throughout Asia; and, for 5 years he practiced Finance and Patent Litigation in New York City. His specialty is Japanese and Chinese infringement. The Republican lives in Rhinecliff with his wife, Sharon and his son, Wesley.