Monday, June 4, 2018




Bahren to retire as Orange County elections commissioner


GOSHEN – After serving in the Orange County Board of Elections for 29 years, Democratic Commissioner Susan Bahren is retiring on July 6.

Prior to serving in that office, Bahren was assistant to Sheriff Roger Phillips for 4 ½ years.

During her tenure as elections commissioner, Bahren said she has seen much change for the better.

“Starting in 2000 with the National Voter Registration Act and the Help the America Vote Act and I am happy in assisting the board brand new office space on Webster and Court lane (in Goshen) and our great new machine facility that is attached to our buildings.”

The county Democratic Committee is backing Deputy Elections Commissioner Louise Vandermark to succeed Bahren. The county legislature will confirm her as a matter of course in the weeks ahead.

In the past, Bahren also served for 13 years as a Chester village trustee and six years as village mayor. Both positions are part-time.


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