Douglas A. Colety was elected the 14th Chairman of the Westchester Republican County Committee in 2007, after having served seven years as the committee’s Secretary. He was re-elected as county chairman in 2009, 2011 and 2013.
In 2010, he was elected Regional Vice Chairman for the Hudson Valley Region of the New York Republican State Committee.
Chairman Colety has spent years helping candidates on the local, state and national level. His biggest accomplishments as County Chairman include Rob Astorino’s landslide victory as Westchester County Executive in 2009 and overwhelming re-election in 2013, the upset special election victory and subsequent re-election of Assemblyman Bob Castelli in 2010, the breaking of the Democratic Super Majority on the County Board of Legislators in 2011, as well as the decisive victory of New York State Senator Terrence Murphy in 2014.
Nationally, he has served as an Alternate Delegate for Senator John McCain and was active in both of President George W. Bush’s campaigns.
Chairman Colety served as Chairman of the New Rochelle Republican City Committee for 14 years, where he maintained a Republican presence in a city where Democrats hold a 2 to 1 voter registration edge. His successes in New Rochelle include having elected two GOP County Legislators and four GOP City Councilmembers during his tenure.
Chairman Colety has proven in both New Rochelle and Westchester County that Republicans can win against significant enrollment disadvantages when they run on a strong Republican message.
Professionally, Chairman Colety serves Westchester County as the Republican Commissioner of the Board of Elections. He resides in White Plains with his wife Maryann and daughters Amanda and Denise.