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2023 Fall Harvest Dinner & Salute to Labor - keynote speaker and Silas Wright Award winner

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee is pleased to announce Ken Tingley as the Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Fall Harvest Dinner and Salute to Labor. Ken Tingley was the editor of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y., from 1999 to 2020. The newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 2009 and was recognized by the New York State Associated Press Association with its “Newspaper of Distinction” award nine times while winning more than a dozen national awards for its journalism.



During his tenure Tingley wrote an award-winning local news column that was regularly honored by the New York State News Publishers Association and the New York State Associated Press Association. When Tingley retired in July 2020, his column had been named a finalist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in eight of the past ten years. It was honored with a first-place award in 2016.


Since retiring in 2020, Tingley has authored three books. The first, The Last American Editor, is a collection of his columns and the second, The Last American Newspaper, looks at the impact local and regional newspapers have on their communities. His third book, “The Last American Editor, Vol. 2,” another collection of columns, is coming out this month.



SILAS WRIGHT AWARD

In addition, Gouverneur Mayor and lifetime organized labor leader Ron McDougall will be honored with this year’s Silas Wright Award, the highest honor bestowed up St. Lawrence County Democrats for their service to the community, the party, and upholding Democratic values.


REGISTER FOR THE 2023 FALL HARVEST DINNER & SALUTE TO LABOR

** To register, visit the SLC Dems event page here. The event features a cash bar at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $65 per person; please register in advance. Send checks to SLC Dems Committee at PO Box 505, Canton, NY 13617. Tickets will not be sent in the mail, but names will be listed at the entrance. Business attire is suggested. You are also welcome to join the VIP reception with 2023 candidates and other elected officials at 6:00 p.m. for an additional $100.00 per person. Please indicate your choice of chicken chardonnay or vegetarian butternut squash ravioli.

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