Category: News

Coughlan Proud to Announce Lower County Taxes

Poughkeepsie, NY – Earlier today the 2018 Executive Budget proposal was presented to county officials and community leaders. The budget plan will reduce the county property tax levy for the fourth year in a row and decrease the property tax rate for homeowners and businesses for the third straight year. This great feat is a…

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Independence Party of Dutchess County Pens Letter of Support

On Wednesday, October 18th, Dutchess County Independence Party Chair Susan McGuire released a letter to party members encouraging them to support Jim Coughlan for Dutchess County Comptroller. In her letter McGuire stated, “Jim has demonstrated his skill and commitment to protecting our taxpayer dollars by effectively monitoring how monies are spent for Dutchess County Government….

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CSEA Endorses Jim Coughlan for Re-Election

Poughkeepsie, NY – Earlier, New York State’s leading union, CSEA Local 1000 Southern Region Office, announced its endorsement of Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan (R,C,I) for re-election. The CSEA Southern Region, which is made up of over 40,000 workers across the Hudson Valley, stated their reasoning behind their decision to endorse is based on Coughlan’s…

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Coughlan Claims Victory in Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board Forum for Comptroller

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Jim Coughlan gained another clear victory in the second campaign forum against his opponent Robin Lois. For a second consecutive time, there was a stark contrast between Coughlan and his opponent between substance and fluff. Coughlan continues to provide clear, concise answers as to why he has earned another term…

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Poughkeepsie Journal Article on Candidate Forum

Poughkeepsie Journal: Comptroller candidates spar on audits, taxes, bus takeover at forum Audits, taxes, service consolidations, and the hotly debated county bus takeover are the issues framing the race for Dutchess County comptroller. Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan and challenger Robin Lois discussed key issues at a comptroller candidate forum Wednesday. The forum, held during…

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Another big endorsement for Jim Coughlan!

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association (PBA) officially endorsed Dutchess County Comptroller for re-election on Tuesday. “I am pleased to announce that the Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association supports and endorses Jim Coughlan for another term as Dutchess County Comptroller. Jim’s effectiveness as Comptroller has enabled the County…

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We know hard work matters!

Earlier this month we had a campaign finance filing and are proud to say we raised over $35,000! After the filing we learned I may not be as rich as my opponent, but I will not be outworked. Dutchess County’s Independence, Republican, and Conservative voters cannot be bought by the elite. We know hard work…

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Coughlan Endorsed by Dutchess Independence Committee

Poughkeepsie, New York – In an announcement Tuesday, the Dutchess County Independence Party endorsed Jim Coughlan for Dutchess County Comptroller. “A strong voice for fiscal sanity Jim stood up against his own party to help restore the rainy day fund and recover millions of dollars to the county’s reserves. He’s a fighter who has proven…

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JIM COUGHLAN’S WEEKEND FOR WARRIORS 2017

HONORING 4 COMBAT VETS & RAISING $15K FOR LOCAL VETERAN’S NEEDS On Sunday, June 4th, Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan held the 2nd annual Weekend for Warriors reception at Coppola’s in Hyde Park, capping off a weekend of outdoor excursions for four local combat veterans selected to be this year’s honorees. In addition to recognizing…

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