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Lobbying and Ethical Conduct

Disclosure of Lobbyists

In Dutchess County, political consultants (“lobbyists”) must file a public disclosure statement with the New York State Secretary of State twice a year which discloses their clients and describes the work of the consultants.

This mandated disclosure is intended to inform the public of potential conflicts of interests.  Political consulting services consist of political advice or services provided to candidates for office and elected public officials in New York.  

In the interests of transparency, all political consultants must register with the New York State Secretary of State:

Lobbying by the County of Dutchess

The County of Dutchess does not currently employ the services of any lobbying firms.

Helpful Resources

  • Code of Ethics The Dutchess County Code of Ethics ensures the highest standards of conduct by  Dutchess County government officers and employees. 
  • Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests The Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") provides the public with the right to access certain government records. These requests are governed by New York State’s “Freedom of Information Law” (Sections 84-90 of the Public Officers Law).