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Jake Crawford



First Vice Chair

Laura Weed

Second Vice Chair



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About the Albany County Democratic Committee

The Albany County Democratic Committee (ACDC) is an organization committed to serving the community by supporting and electing candidates at every level that will fight to level the playing field for Albany County’s working families.

Albany County Democratic Values

ACDC is guided by these fundamental values:

About Jake

Jake Crawford was elected chairman of the Albany County Democratic Committee in September 2020, becoming the youngest person ever elected to serve as the county’s Democratic leader. Immediately prior to his election as chairman, he served as the Committee’s first vice chairman and previously served as chair of the candidate review committee and a member of the executive and law committees.

Jake has been chairman of the Town of Guilderland Democratic Committee since 2017 and a committeeman since 2008. In addition to his party roles, Jake has a long record of public service. He currently serves as a member of the Town of Guilderland Zoning Board of Appeals and previously served on the Town’s Conservation Advisory Council.

In 2012 he was a member of the Albany County Charter Commission. Jake currently works for the New York State United Teachers and previously served as policy director of the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee. Jake holds a bachelors and masters degree from the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College. He resides in Guilderland with his wife Kellen and their three daughters.

Jake Crawford

Chairman, Albany County Democratic Committee

ACDC Mission and Vision

the democratic party is the party of diversity and inclusion

The Party of everyday people, for the people, by the people. Freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all, regardless of what they believe, who they are, and where they come from are the founding principles of the Albany County Democratic Committee.

The people who represent the Albany County Democratic Committee work hard year-round, in communities, government, and local organizations to elect Democrats in the Empire state, while holding Republicans accountable across the board. We are dedicated to strengthening the Democratic Party to ensure that all people are able to live, work and thrive in our county, our state, and our nation.


The Albany County Democratic Commitee is governed by a set of bylaws. They are available here.

Committees & Chairs

Town Democratic Committees: