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 to be a true independent regardless of the cost. I know Jim will continue to fight for what’s right in Dutchess County and we are proud to endorse him for a third term,” said Dutchess Independence Chair Susan McGuire.
“As the watch dog for Dutchess County’s $450 million dollar budget, I’m excited the Independence Party recognizes my qualifications and experience as their Comptroller. As a public servant I am fiercely independent and dedicated to protecting every taxpayer dollar,” said Coughlan.
Jim, 49, is a graduate of Providence College and Roger Williams Law School. He’s a multi-lingual attorney with over 15 years leadership and management experience in both private and public sectors.  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.   
Coughlan has been elected to two terms as Dutchess County Comptroller. He lives in Rhinecliff with his wife, Sharon and his son, Wesley. Election Day is November 7th, 2017.  For more information, visit Jim Coughlan online at  or find him on Facebook.