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Ortt Votes No on Free College for Illegals

Dear Friend, Today, New York State’s Democrats passed the Free College for Illegals Act, which makes undocumented individuals eligible for the state’s Tuition Assistance Program. I was proud to vote against this legislation.At a time when...

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Republican Picnic 2018

Orleans County Republican Committee Summer Picnic Sunday, August 19, 2019 St. Mary's Archer Club Clark Mills Road Hosted by the Town of Carlton Anyone interested in tickets contact any of these Town Chairmen: John Fitzak, Town of Carlton: 748-4228 Dawn...

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New Website

The Orleans County Republican Party has made a commitment to revamp our website in an effort to keep the community updated with all current information.

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2018 Christmas Party

Many town, county, and state officials enjoyed the OCRC
Christmas Party filled with yuletide joy.

2018 Republican Fall Rally

Our Leader & Our Towns

 County Chairman Merle L. “Skip Draper


Upcoming Election Information

You can find detailed information about upcoming elections here.

Republicans At Work

OCRC  Executive Committee

Vice-Chairman  Gayle Ashbery
Vice-Chairman  Michael Mele

Towns’ Chairmen

Dawn Allen – Town of Albion
Bert Mathes – Town of Barre
John Fitzak – Town of Carlton
Donna DeFillips – Town of Clarendon
Joseph Grube – Town of Gaines
Thomas Drennan – Town of Kendall
Michael C. Mele – Town of Murray
David Stalker – Town of Ridgeway
Merle “Skip” Draper – Town of Shelby
Russell Martino – Town of Yates

State Committee Members

Susan Heard
John Fitzak
Patricia Eick


Kim DeFrank


Mary Woodruff

2018 Republican Picnic Photos

The Republican Platform

With this platform, we the Republican Party reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose.
We dedicate this platform with admiration and gratitude
To all who stand strong in the face of danger
So that the American people may be protected against it —
The men and women of our military,
of our law enforcement, and the first responders
of every community in our land —
And to their families

Restoring the American Dream

A Rebirth of Constitutional Government

America’s Natural Resources: Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment

Government Reform

Great American Families, Education, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice

America Resurgent

I am a Republican
I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.
I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I believe Americans value and should preserve out national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government

Why should I vote?

One of the most important rights of being citizen of the United States of America is your rights to vote.  Voting for a candidate of your choice gives them the opportunity to make a difference in our government.

History can be changed with your vote!  One single vote can change the outcome of an election.

Every Vote Counts!

Where do I register?
Registering to vote is easy.  Visit the Orleans County Election Office located at:
14012 State Route 31, Albion, NY 14411

More information can be found here

What if I am going to be out of town?
You can apply for an absentee ballot, complete the ballot and submit before you leave the area.

Absentee Ballot Application

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