Republican Elected Officials

Find information on Republican Elected Officials that currently represent the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Town of Poughkeepsie Republican Officials

Town of Poughkeepsie Town Hall
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Supervisor Baisley – 845.485.3607
Town Clerk Salvatore – 845.485.3602
Receiver of Taxes Schubert – 845.485.3611
Town of Poughkeepsie Highway Department 
8 Burnett Boulevard
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Superintendent of Highways Pfeifer – 845.452.1750

Poughkeepsie Town Board Members

Jeff Renihan (1st Ward) – 845.629.9029
Bill Carlos (2nd Ward) – 845.475.4060
Michael Cifone (4th Ward)- 845.473.1588

Dutchess County Republican Officials

Dutchess County Office Building
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

County Executive Molinaro 845.486.2000
County Clerk Kendall 845.486.2133

Republican County Legislators

Don Sagliano (2nd District) – 845.527.6699
Thomas L. Keith, Jr. (5th District) – 845.505.5545

Republican State Officials

State Senator Serino (41st District)
4254 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538 – 845.229.0106

Jon J. Baisley

Town Supervisor
Town of Poughkeepsie

Jay-Baisley-Headshot-250Jon (Jay) Baisley began his career at Waldbaum’s Supermarket in Mohegan Lake New York in 1977. He became assistant store manager in 1981.Since then he has moved on to be the owner operator of The Channingville Deli where he has been since 1984. As a proud, small business owner, he understands what it takes, and the sacrifices that need to be made, to effectively manage and operate a small business.

In 2004, Jay was elected to the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Board where he remained until 2009. He then returned to the Board in 2012. Jay served in 2008, 2015 and 2016 as the Deputy Town Supervisor. He has been serving as the Town Supervisor since June 2016.

During his tenure with the Town, Baisley served as the chairman of the Finance Committee and Town Board Chairman. While chairman, Jay worked on getting the Town’s credit rating improved. He also served as the chairman of the recreation committee, tasked with maintaining the Town’s 20 parks. While on that committee he was instrumental in starting up the Town’s summer day camp, tennis program and the creation of the Senior Center complex. While on the infrastructure committee, Jay worked on the upgrades to Arlington Waste Water Treatment Plant and coordinated the bonding for major road repairs.

Jay also served on the Tri Municipal Sewer Commission since 2004. He had the responsibility of managing a million dollar budget, while making sure the plant is kept in compliance of all state, federal and local regulations.

Jay formally served 7 years as a commissioner of the New Hamburg Fire District and was Chairmen of the Board, in charge of balancing a budget over 500,000 dollars. He kept the district OSHA compliant and equipped the 100% volunteer fire department with safe equipment while keeping the taxes in check.


Felicia Salvatore

Town Clerk
Town of Poughkeepsie

Felicia-Salvatore-Headshot-250Since 2003 Felicia Salvatore has had the opportunity to serve the Town of Poughkeepsie in your Clerk’s Office, first as your Deputy Town Clerk, and as of 2014, your elected Town Clerk. She has grown to love this position and the relationships that she has developed while serving the public. Felicia has lived in her Town of Poughkeepsie home since 1986 with her husband Daniel and her three children, Andrew, Carla and Patrick.

Felicia feels the residents of the Town of Poughkeepsie deserve a town clerk who has the experience to provide public services in the most reliable, efficient, and cost effective manner. As the current clerk, she is an expert in everything from marriage certificates to dog licenses and the long list of duties in between. In short, there is very little that goes on in the town clerk’s office that she does not both love and has done numerous times.

Felicia considers it a great honor to have had the opportunity to serve the residents of the Town of Poughkeepsie for the last 14 years and she looks forward to continuing to work to make Poughkeepsie a better place to live.


Marc Pfeifer

Highway Superintendent
Town of Poughkeepsie









Karen Schubert

Receiver of Taxes
Town of Poughkeepsie

Karen-Schubert-headshot-250Karen Schubert, a life-long town of Poughkeepsie resident, is married with two children. She worked for 20 years as a Relationship Assistance Support Officer in the Commercial Loan Department at HSBC Bank, and presently has been the Deputy Receiver of Taxes for the Town of Poughkeepsie for over seven years. She is customer-oriented, conscientious, dedicated, and enjoys working with the public.






Jeffrey Renihan

First Ward
Town of Poughkeepsie

Jeffrey Renihan was appointed 1st Ward Councilman in January of 2017. Jeff then successfully ran and was elected to a two year term starting January 2018. Jeff has been a lifelong resident in the 1st Ward and has served his community in many different facets throughout the years. Jeff is currently the Chief of the New Hamburg Fire District and has been in the department for the past 35 years. He has served every firematic position as well as being elected and serving as a Fire Commissioner for over 10 years. During his tenure as a Fire Commissioner, he oversaw a budget of over $850K and kept the budget under the State Tax Cap every year.

Jeff is serving on the Finance and Recreation / Senior Committees for the Town as well as heading the Personnel and Fire Advisory Committees. Jeff was also appointed to the Tri- Municipal Sewer Commission and Town Emergency Management Coordinator. 

Jeff has coached baseball for many years in the Town of Poughkeepsie as well as his sons travel teams. He has also taught Fire Prevention to students at Sheafe Road School, Senior Citizen Groups and at many other events. Jeff is a NYS Code Enforcement Officer and was a Fire Inspector and Deputy Building Inspector for the Town of Pleasant Valley for 15 years.

Jeff is currently the Fire Chief at Hudson Valley Research Park (Formerly IBM East Fishkill) and oversees 12 firefighters. He has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Dutchess Community College. He has been married to his wife Kris for 15 years and has three sons.

William “Bill” Carlos

Second Ward
Town of Poughkeepsie

Bill-Carlos-Headshot-250William “Bill” Carlos is a graduate of Dutchess Community College, American Academy McAllister Institute and attended Marist College. He began his career in civil service in the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department in 1974 as a Police Officer. During his service in the Town Police Department, he was promoted by civil service examination reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He was appointed member of New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Bureau for Municipal Police, Committee on the Mandatory Course in Police Supervision. Bill later served as the Chief of Police in the Town of Putnam Valley Police Department, a civil service position with full executive and administrative responsibility for the police department, reporting to the Town Board, until 1997. In 1996 he started an accident investigation business, Technical Accident Investigations, providing services to attorneys in five local counties.  That small business has now grown into TAI Corporation providing consulting on school safety and security and full investigative services.

Bill was an instructor for Police Academies in Westchester, Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess Counties specializing in the areas of accident investigation, high risk response to critical incidents, and high risk vehicle stops.  He has also been an adjunct lecturer in Community Colleges of both Dutchess and Ulster Counties for courses in Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Technician.  He is a published authority on Police Supervision.

Bill served on the Town of Poughkeepsie Ethics Board and was elected by the Board as Chairman for 2013. He received a Legislative Appointment to the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council in 2007, currently serving on the Jail / Alternatives to Incarceration committee. He has been a member of numerous Chief of Police Associations, including the Mid-Hudson Association of Chiefs of Police (since 1987); Westchester County Association of Chiefs of Police also serving on their Board of Governors for three terms; New York Police Chiefs’ Benevolent Association, Past President, Past Treasurer and currently member of the Board of Directors, International Association of Chiefs of Police (Life Member); New York State Association of Chiefs of Police (Life Member).

Bill and his wife, Jeanne, have been married for 42 years, after meeting while attending Dutchess Community College. They have two children, Graham and Janelle, who both attended Wappingers Schools before college. Bill and Jeanne moved into the Town of Poughkeepsie in 1983, where they still reside.

Michael Cifone

Fourth Ward
Town of Poughkeepsie

Michael-Cifone-headshot-250Michael Cifone is a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Dutchess Community College and Mercy College. He is a Correction Counselor for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision at Green Haven Correctional Facility where he serves as a member of the Crisis Intervention Unit. Additionally, he is the Council Leader for the Public Employees Federation Union, Local 184.

Michael was first elected in 2003 to serve the residents of the Fourth Ward as Councilman. Since that time he has worked diligently to address his constituents’ concerns.

He has negotiated a contract with unions that saved taxpayers over $125,000 annually and has successfully consolidated Planning, Zoning, Building and Engineering Departments into The Department of Development, streamlining our efficiency, saving $100,000 annually.

Michael secured grants to benefit the Community, Sidewalks, Paving Projects and Park Renovations. He also arranged Town Clean-Up Events and has provided Free Concerts in the Park at Fairview and Crestwood Parks. Michael also obtained donations from Tax-Exempt Property Owners, to help offset costs to Fairview Fire District Taxpayers, in excess of $800,000. Furthermore, Michael has raised funds to Re-Build the Veteran’s Memorial at Fairview Park and install Benches at both Fairview and Crestwood Parks. He also proudly supported Open Space Preservation for Locust Grove and Peach Hill as well as the Purchase and Renovation of the New Town Senior / Recreation Center (Opening in September 2013).

Michael believes in supporting our men and women in the Armed Forces and annually collects food, clothing to benefit these brave individuals.

Michael serves on the Recreation, Personnel, Land Use and Planning, and Government Operation Committees for the Town Board. He supports the United Way of Dutchess County, Dutchess County SPCA, Salvation Army, Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley, and the Dutchess Outreach Lunch Box Program.

Michael has been a resident of Poughkeepsie for 46 years and resides in the Town of Poughkeepsie with his wife Lara and their two young sons, Samuel and Maxwell.




Dutchess County Representatives



Don Sagliano

2nd Legislative District
Dutchess County

Don-Sagliano-Headshot-250Don R. Sagliano has served the town of Pleasant Valley for 6 years as an elected member of the Town Board and was Deputy Supervisor in the last 2 years. He is also a current member of the Town of Pleasant Valley Republican Committee.

During his tenure, the Town has had many important accomplishments. He helped to complete a reassessment of all properties and a comprehensive update to Zoning Code. The Town also created the Recreation Master Plan and currently is in progress on the Open Space Master Plan.

Sagliano has assisted in securing grants for the Town such as the Flood Mitigation Grant from FEMA for Town Hall, the Playground for Bower Park from CDBG and Sidewalks for North Avenue from CDBG.

As the Board’s Deputy Supervisor, Don has produced consecutive town budgets under the New York State mandated 2% Cap. He has also reduced Benefit Costs by replacing the existing plan.

Don is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and works as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Arnoff Moving & Storage, where he is responsible for Financial and Risk Management operations for all operating companies, Banking Relationships and Credit Management. Furthermore, he oversees the maintenance of the company books and records. Don also is responsible for Financial Compliance of Federal, State and Local Tax Filings, as well as serving as the administrator of company benefit and profit sharing plans. He also is a sitting member of the Executive Committee.

Don attended Siena College in Loudonville, New York where he earned a BBA in Accounting, Cum Laude, in 1985.

Don believes it is important to give back to the community and volunteers for Samaritan’s Purse in Dutchess county for their annual Operation Christmas Child drive. He also is an active volunteer with Appalachian Service Project in Tennessee.



New York State Representatives

Sue Serino

New York State Senate
41st Senate District


Senator-SerinoI’m proud to say I started working at 15 and I’ve never stopped. Starting as a waitress in a small restaurant, I worked my way up to become a restaurant manager. After the birth of my son, I opened my first business in 1990 as a childcare provider. I moved into real estate in 1996 and I opened my own real estate office in the city of Poughkeepsie in 2002. In 2003 I moved my office to Hyde Park, where today I work with 26 sales associates.

The real estate industry was hit hard with the economic downturn. Like so many small businesses, we were forced to do more with less. That’s a lesson Albany politicians need to hear. As a small business owner, I’ve had to deal with the realities of doing business in New York. Meanwhile, Albany politicians are insulated from the economic challenges you and I face every day. I won’t lose track of that when I get to Albany.

I was elected to the Hyde Park Town Board in 2010 and then the Dutchess County Legislature in 2011, beating an incumbent with 62% of the vote. As a county legislator, I’ve stood up for taxpayers, despite the pressure to raise taxes. I was one of only three Republicans to vote NO on the home energy sales tax. Taxes are high enough and government needs to learn to live within its means. You can be sure I’ll take the same kind of principled stands in Albany.