-  Public Safety Committee

-  Government Services and Administration Committee

-  Dutchess County Supervisors' and Mayors' Association 

-  E-911 Oversight Board

                                 DuTchess County Legislator, District 8

© Craig Brendli 2021


Copyright © Craig Brendli.

Copyright © Craig Brendli.


Experience and Service:

Legislative Committees:

  • Reduce wasteful and excessive spending
  • Renegotiate the County's portion of the sales tax to return more revenues back to local municipalities
  • End pay-to-play in Dutchess County politics
  • Improve access to youth and senior programming

In my time in the Dutchess County Legislature, I fought for the best interests of my constituents.  I worked to approve a 23-hour crisis stabilization center for residents in distress.  As well, I led the fight against the Federal government’s proposal to add new anchorage sites along the Hudson River, authoring a bipartisan resolution in opposition of the plan.  I also worked with my fellow legislators to approve environmental and cost-saving legislation to switch the Dutchess County government over to renewable energy sources in the coming years.  With my fellow legislators, I passed ethics reform and term limits to make sure government is accountable to you.

As a life-long Hudson Valley resident, I am honored to represent Poughkeepsie in the Dutchess County Legislature.  I am an advocate for fairness, transparency, and accountability to our taxpayers.  In these turbulent times, I am here to listen, help, and work for our community’s best interest.

-  A decade as a Teacher

-  Six years as a Dutchess County Legislator

-  Fundraiser for two local non-profits

-  Member of the Friends of Spratt Park Committee

-  Actively engaged in community projects and