POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a forum between Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan and challenger Robin Lois at its next Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center.
Each of the candidates will speak before answering questions.
Part of the Chamber’s mission is cultivating a strong local economy, advocating for businesses and organizations, and being the voice for its member constituents. This includes familiarizing the community with the candidates running for public office and their positions on fundamental business issues.
If you have a question for the candidates, email it in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms will also be provided on each table for attendees to submit questions before the breakfast begins.
Tickets are $25 for Chamber members in advance, or $30 at the door. Nonmembers can attend for $35. To RSVP, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org.
According to Coughlan’s website, he is a multi-lingual attorney with almost 25 years leadership and management experience in the private and public sector. As Comptroller, he is currently responsible for managing a $425 million annual budget for Dutchess County; interacts daily with government agencies and promotes best business practices throughout county government.
Lois is the owner of two Dutchess County businesses. She is a former CPA and auditor. Born and raised in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Lois prides herself in being very active in her local community. According to Lois’s website, after working in all different genres of accounting and business, she now wants to use her skills and knowledge for a civic purpose.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Contact Breakfast will be sponsored by MidHudson Regional Hospital.