Speaker Profile

Paolo Cremidis

New York State Young Democrats Rural Caucus

Paolo Cremidis is the New York State Young Democrats Rural Caucus Chair. Hailing from Chemung County, Paolo has been involved in red to blue politics since the age of sixteen working multiple democratic campaigns across upstate New York. As the first chair who took over from a five year vacancy, the caucus has expanded from three chapters to 23 countywide chapters across upstate New York. Whether its working to elect Democrats to the Dutchess County Legislature, or Village Mayors in Chemung county, or Democrats to the Troy City Council in Rennsaelaer county, the rural caucus has been working to mobilize rural young democrats. Paolo has previous experience working on the hill, as well as helping to elect over 180 local elected Democrats across upstate New York since taking charge of the Rural Caucus in 2015. Paolo is currently working on flipping several county legislatures in Upstate New York, while also helping to build the momentum to help elect more rural Democrats to join the State Senate Democratic Majority in 2020.

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