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