The Democratic Party of Orange County [NY] recognizes the following ideals as essential to restoring an Orange County government responsible to its citizens.
These ideals are the driving force for actions to be undertaken by our Committee members, our candidates, and our elected officials.
These actions are needed to counter the erosion of these ideals in the County under Republican leadership.
> The economic health of all families is fundamental to the future of the County.
> Fiscal responsibility through judicious use of taxpayers’ funds is essential to good government.
> Transparency in government and the rule of law are fundamental to democracy.
> A quality education is the right of every child in Orange County.
> Properly managed growth and stewardship of the environment are essential for our quality of life.
> A responsible community is obligated to care for one another, particularly those who cannot care for themselves.
> Protecting civil liberties and ensuring civil rights are core tenets of democracy.