NY 27 Congressional candidate Nate McMurray addressing the members of the WNY Democrats for Progress at their July 2018 meeting

NYS Senate candidate Joan Seamans addressing the members of the WNY Democrats for Progress at their July 2018 meeting

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, Lancaster Town Clerk Diane Terranova, and Amherst Town Council member Shawn Lavin are founding members.

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

  • Have Strong Leadership Skills
  • 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.


On Thursday, January 17th, 2019 the WNY Democrats for Progress met and had a great meeting. Numerous candidates appeared before everyone, including candidates for county and town races to be held in 2019.

We elected new leadership for 2019. Our new officers are: President Jason Hurley and VP Tess Morrissey and returning officers are Treasurer Gary Gorski and Secretary Jim Simonis. All have been involved in many races through the years and make a great leadership team. Learn more about our new officers by checking out their bios HERE.

Thanks to all who came and discuss thank you to Mike Szukala and Todd Potter for your years of service as President and Vice-president. A busy year is ahead but it will be a great one under the leadership of new President Jason Hurley.


We had a great January meeting and the February meeting will be announced soon!

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