Attendees at the May 2017 Membership Meeting hearing from Amherst Town Justice Cara Buscaglia.



Upcoming Events:

Wyoming County Democrats Fundraiser with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and NYS Dems Executive Director Basil Smikle
September 9, 2017 at 7pm
East Hill Creamery Event Center, 346 S Main St, Perry, NY
$75/person - Checks payable to:
Wyoming County Democrats, 4879 Old Buffalo Rd, Warsaw, NY 14569

Primary Night Watch Party Tuesday, September 12, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 PM
Amherst Democrats Headquarters
3364 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY

The WNY Democrats for Progress is an organization dedicated to advancing a 21st Century Progressive Agenda for the Buffalo-Niagara Region by electing good Democratic candidates through the use of innovative modern means combined with proven grassroots methods of the past.

Our membership includes elected officials, Democratic activists and campaign consultants with a proven track record of being able to deliver victories in important and difficult races. Current Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Lancaster Town Clerk Diane Terranova are founding members.


The Western New York Democrats for Progress will support Democratic candidates who:

  • Represent New Leadership
  • Support Progressive Ideals
  • Are Dedicated to Our Community
  • Embrace New Ways of Campaigning
  • Have New Ideas, Not Just an Ideology

The Western New York Democrats for Progress will not just assist candidates with traditional volunteer and grassroots efforts (though we do that too), but will go beyond that by offering candidates we support the best tools of today to compete effectively in a 21st Century campaign.

Recent News


The following candidates were endorsed by the WNY Democrats for Progress at a membership meeting held on August 23, 2017:

Mike Ferguson for Chautauqua County Executive;
Bernard (Bernie) Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff;
Vanessa Glushefski for Erie County Comptroller;
Steve Cichon for Erie County Clerk;
Michelle Schoeneman for Erie County Legislature, 10th District;
Matt Kibler, Hamburg Town Council; and
Brian Nowak; Cheektowaga Town Council.

Other candidates asked for our endorsement but did not return a candidate endorsement questionnaire. As such, pursuant to our By-Laws, no endorsements were made in those races. We thank all members who attended the meeting. Please help the above endorsed candidates between now and election day, and cast your vote for them.

Endorsement Requests


The WNY Democrats for Progress 2017 Endorsement Survey is now online. Any democratic candidate is eligible to be endorsed by the group but must complete an endorsement survey prior to an endorsement being rendered. To find out more about the process and to complete the survey please click on our Endorsement Page here: Endorsement. Endorsements for the Primary Season are now closed. Any candidate wishing to be endorsed for the General Election must return the questionnaire no later than September 20, 2017 to be eligible for an endorsement.

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