Republican Elected Officials
Find information on Republican Elected Officials that currently represent the Town of Poughkeepsie.
Town of Poughkeepsie Republican Officials
Poughkeepsie Town Board Members
Dutchess County Republican Officials
Dutchess County Office Building
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Republican County Legislators
Republican State Officials
State Senator Serino (41st District)
4254 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538 – 845.229.0106
Jon J. Baisley
Town of Poughkeepsie
Jon (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.
Town of Poughkeepsie
Since 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.
Town of Poughkeepsie
Receiver of Taxes
Town of Poughkeepsie
Karen 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.
Town of Poughkeepsie
Jeffrey Renihan was appointed 1st Ward Councilman in January. 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. He has been in the department for the past 35 years. He has served every firematic position as well as being elected and served 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 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. He 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 Marshall at Hudson Valley Research Park ( Formerly IBM East Fishkill) and oversees 20 firefighters. He has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Dutchess Community College. He has been married for almost 15 years and has three sons.
William “Bill” Carlos
Town of Poughkeepsie
William “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.
Town of Poughkeepsie
Michael 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
2nd Legislative District
Don 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.
5th Legislative District
He has served as the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee since his first term in office. Among the oversight tasked to the Public Safety Committee is the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Department of Emergency Response, Probation and Community Corrections, the Public Defender, STOP-DWI, and Traffic Safety. He also served as the Legislative representative to the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council. Legislator Roman also serves as a member of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee. He has attended several training sessions provided by NYSAC (New York State Association of Counties).
In 1982 Ken Roman began his public service career as a NYS Corrections Officer at the early age of 18. During this time he attended Dutchess Community College.
Since 1986 Ken has served as a full-time Police Officer/Sergeant/Lieutenant in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
In 1990 Ken began serving the community as a full-time DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor in 3 local elementary schools. He quickly expanded the program town-wide from 3 schools to 8 schools within 2 years.
Since 1992 Ken has facilitated and supervised numerous trainings throughout the world. He supervised international teams of Police Officers that traveled to various cities to train the local Officers in the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. He did this in cooperation with the US State Department along with the DEA as host agencies. Most recently, he has been conducting training in cultural diversity for law enforcement and higher learning institutions.
Ken has been honored with many awards and distinctions. He was named Police Officer of the year on two occasions by the Dutchess County Exchange Club. He was also named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Poughkeepsie South Rotary Club.
Ken is proudly affiliated with or a member of several local organizations. He is a past member of the Knights of Columbus at the St. Martin DePorres Church in Poughkeepsie. Ken is also a past member of the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge. He has spoken at numerous local organizational meetings including the Poughkeepsie South Rotary, the Arlington Rotary, and local Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations.
New York State Representatives
New York State Senate
41st Senate District
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.