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Davis RELEASES 100 DAY PLAN

2 November 2017

With less than one week left in an increasingly close contest, Davis is releasing a detailed plan for his first 100 days in office.  Drawing on his experience managing large multi-million dollar projects for major global firms, and his time serving in the Army under the country’s finest leaders, Davis’s plan is noticeably nonpartisan and focused on putting the interests of the people first.  “People will see that I plan to be highly visible, optimistic, action oriented, and ready to listen to other’s views.  My first 100 days will be all about people, strategy, and values.  Right out of the gate, Orange County will know where their new Executive stands.  People deserve nothing less.”

 

candidates for orange county executive debate

26 October 2017

"I hear a lot of things that Steve’s taking credit for which is, things are fine, why change what we’re doing,” says Davis. “I’m about leading this county into the future, and I’ll leave you guys with a final thought. When I get to work refining my vision and strategy for Orange County, and roll up my sleeves and sit down with the leaders who are going to help me do this, I hope that the table in the executive office is large because in my boardroom everyone gets a seat at the table.”

 

Debate Coverage: Davis Envisions Progress

25 October 2017

"Davis, the Army veteran and financial consultant challenging Neuhaus for a four-year term, countered by questioning the wisdom of two major projects Neuhaus supported — the Competitive Power Ventures plant being built in Wawayanda, and the planned Legoland theme park in Goshen — and arguing the county needed a detailed strategy to secure better-paying jobs, train workers and pursue what he called 'progress, not just growth for growth’s sake.'"

 

Davis: engineering firm’s donations cast doubts on sewer study 

23 October 2017

"As the Record noted in 2015 after the county hired Albany-based Delaware Engineering to do the study, the firm donated $4,000 to Neuhaus in 2012 and 2013, before he was elected county executive. Three other firms collaborating with Delaware on that study also had made campaign contributions to Neuhaus at various times. Since that contract was awarded, Delaware and one of its partners, Jon Brust, gave Neuhaus a combined $4,000 – the most that contract holders are allowed to give the county executive in a single term under the county’s 2013 Pay to Play Law – in two donations on July 10 of this year, according to finance reports filed with the state Board of Elections."

 

Davis interviewed on wamc hudson valley 

23 October 2017

"Pat Davis spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about the issues — and why he’s running in the first place." Hear the full interview at the link below. 

 

neuhaus, davis debate in middletown on wednesday

19 October 2017

The debate is from 7-9 p.m. at Twin Towers Middle School, 112 Grand Ave. in Middletown. The Orange County Citizens Foundation organized the event in collaboration with five other organizations.

 

neuhaus faces davis in county executive race

18 October 2017

“We need to make sure our workforce is properly trained for jobs of the future,” Davis said, such as jobs in healthcare and technology fields that pay higher salaries. “It will give the kids graduating from high school and college a reason to come back home.”

“We need to make sure we’re removing politics from how economic decisions are made,” he said, referring to reports of alleged “pay-to-play” contracts between the county and companies that have contributed to Neuhaus’ political campaigns.

 
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Political Endorsements Announced

16 October 2017

"The New York Progressive Action Network and its local affiliate, Principled Progressives of Orange County, have endorsed Democrat Patrick Davis for Orange County executive"

 

Contrasting Candidates Seek Orange County's Top Job

15 October 2017

"Davis vows to bring more transparency to county government, arguing that too many decisions are made behind closed doors by an “inner circle” of Republican leaders. 'This is what happens,” he says, “when a single party runs your county for decades.'"

 

Democratic Orange County Exec Candidate gains Momentum

13 October 2017

"Davis spoke Thursday night at the opening of the Middletown City Democratic Committee campaign headquarters. 'I am getting tremendous feedback from across the county as I go and I meet voters,' he said. 'I think they are fed up with the political status quo in the county. They want to see new, fresh leadership and they want to see leaders with a strategy and vision for how to move things forward.' Davis said Democrats in Orange County have the registration advantage and this year, it’s a matter of getting them out to vote."

 

PAT DAVIS Endorsed by Latino democratic committee

13 October 2017

"The Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County is proud to endorse Patrick Davis to be Orange County Executive. Pat has served his country on the battlefield and is now ready to serve as a leader in county government."

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CPV Opponents urge orange county legislature to pass resolutions

2 October 2017

“I want to make it extremely clear that when voters in Orange County show up to the polls  on November 7 this year, that they’re electing a new county executive in me, Pat Davis, that is against CPV on the basis of the impact of health and safety of the residents of Orange County,” Davis says. 

 

DAVIS CALLS ON NEUHAUS TO STAND AGAINST FERC CPV RULING

15 September 2017

Today, FERC announced their decision to override the NYSDEC’s ruling that denied the final permits required to operationalize the CPV plant.   DEC denied the permit because CPV had not done the required due diligence in their review of potential environmental hazards, thereby placing families, farmers and the natural beauty of Orange County at risk...

 

Introducing Zero Based Budgeting

29 September 2017

I am excited to introduce one of my top priorities- implementing Zero Based Budgeting into the County's budget process. It's the right thing to do to increase transparency and create a culture of cost management in the County Government...

 
 

denial of permit for CPV plant

1 September 2017

"...Democratic candidate Pat Davis applaud[s] the state’s decision to deny a crucial permit for the gas pipeline that would supply the Competitive Power Ventures plant being built in Wawayanda, a major setback for that $900 million project and a victory for the environmentalists who have doggedly fought it..."

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Munroe needs to control its own destiny

30 August 2017

"In light of the proposed incorporation of the new Town of Palm Tree, Orange County needs its elected officials to assume stronger public leadership.  As a candidate for Orange County Executive, and a citizen of the Town of Monroe, Patrick Davis urges the County Legislature to give the residents of Monroe the opportunity to be in control of their own destiny."

 

democratic challenger pat davis visits valley view

22 August 2017

"Pat Davis, the Democratic challenger in this year's race for Orange County executive, visits the monthly family council meeting at Valley View, the county-owned nursing home in Goshen"

 

Why I'm Running for County Executive

15 August 2017

"Orange County has played a prominent role in our nation’s history from the very beginning. It is home to George Washington’s Revolutionary War Headquarters and the United States Military Academy at West Point- two places which constantly remind us of the sacrifices made in the formation and defense of our nation and which provide us a source of leadership and hope for the future...."

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Group that backs vet candidates endorses Davis

31 July 2017

"Calling him a servant leader who will help rebuild the public’s trust in government, New Politics endorsed Democrat Patrick Davis in his bid for Orange County. Founded in 2013, New Politics built its success by identifying national service alumni and military veterans to run for public office..."

 

West Point grad to run against Neuhaus for OC exec

30 May 2017, Times Herald-Record

"A West Point graduate and Iraq war veteran who works in the finance industry emerged on Tuesday as the candidate who plans to challenge Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus for election in November..."