“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”   

-Vince Lombardi,  NFL Player,  Coach & Executive



For over 25 years, under the leadership of Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, the idea of standing up for Cortlandt and standing up for the team has been the central commitment of the Cortlandt Democratic Party. Cortlandt is the largest town in Westchester County New York, boasting 40,000 diverse residents with an abundance of green space, parks and Hudson River views. We are proud of our town and we are especially proud of our long tradition of Democratic Leadership.

Goals & Achievements

These are some of our goals and achievements.
  • Balanced budgets – every year!
  • Tripled the fund balance account!
  • Kept town debt low – just 1.05% of bonding capacity!
  • Expanded shared services –  saving taxpayers millions of dollars!
  • Expanded infrastructure with addition of 1.6 million water tank.  Another tank is scheduled for next year.
  • Established on-line tax payment for flexibility and convenience to taxpayers while reducing operating costs
  • Improved parking and access to the Metro-North station
  • Initiated on-line public accessibility to tax records.
  • Established five day tax payment extensions for seniors
  • Negotiated the lowest credit card processing fee in Westchester history
  • Launched one-time payment plan for homeowners facing foreclosure
  • New education facility for Seniors
  • Hosted summer concerts at the riverfront
  • Added Improvements to Town Pool with miniature golf and bathhouse scheduled for next summer
  • Expanded youth center programs
  • Upgraded and extended exercise trails
  • Secured thousands of acres of protected open space
  • Leading in the effort to redevelop Indian Point and to obtain property tax offsets
  • Prevented barges from being anchored along our shores
  • Promoted Solarize programs throughout Cortlandt
  • Prevented Furnace Dock Lake from being drained by Con Edison
  • Completed new award-winning Sustainable Comprehensive Plan for smart growth
  • Stopped the “Buzz” electric converter station from coming to Cortlandt
  • The town of Cortlandt has a proud tradition of honoring our Veterans and First Responders
  • In fact, Cortlandt is the home of many First Responders who have chosen to live and raise families here.
  • Home of the Montrose Veterans Administration, which we will continue to fight to keep in our community at its beautiful location on the Hudson River.

Cortlandt Team

Debbie Carter-Costello

Town Council

James F. Creighton

Town Council

Doctor Richard Becker

Town Council

Frank Farrell

Town Council

Mary E. Breining

Receiver of Taxes

Maritza Fugaro-Norton

For Town Justice

Laroue Rose Shatzkin

Town Clerk

Cortlandt Dems Leadership Team

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Maria Slippen


Maria is a business owner, wife and mother of two girls in the Town of Cortlandt. She is a proud Democrat with a long history of service to our community.

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Michael Eisenkraft

Vice Chairperson

Michael is husband and proud dad to two small children. He is a long time Democrat and a partner at a private public interest law firm where he works on securities and antitrust litigation.

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Cristin Jacoby


Cristin has an extensive background in public administration and finance. She’s lived in Cortlandt with her husband and two kids since 2012.

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Dean McBeth


Dean is originally from Detroit and moved here with his wife in 1987.  They now call Crugers (ED 5) in Cortlandt home. If we each do just a little we can accomplish much.

Get Involved

Donate to the Cortlandt Democratic Committee

The Cortlandt Democratic Committee and our political leadership has proven that we are ready to lead our town in to the future. Our candidates run as a cohesive slate, thus donating to our committee directly impacts our town wide campaigns, and also allows are town to partner with allies in national, state, county and other local elections.

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