The first ever Demmy Awards was an absolute success! With a unique and fun-filled Broadway theme and an outstanding turnout of democrats from across New York, the ceremony is being referred to as the “gold standard” for political events.
The New York County Democratic Committee was thrilled by the opportunity to honor so many hardworking individuals and organizations committed to improving their communities and pushing the democratic agenda forward. Whether they are fighting for every day New Yorkers or making our City a more just place, these folks are truly the spirit of this party. It’s because of them that New York County is the democratic capital of the nation!
The Courage Award: New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
Lifetime Achievement Award: Tony Bennett
Canyon of Heroes Award: Mike Fishman and Randi Weingarten
Bella Abzug Award: United State Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Spirit of New York Award: Actors Equity Association
Heart of New York Award: Born for Broadway
Governmental Scholar Award: United States Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Rookie of the Year Award: West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club
Manhattan Democrat of the Year Award: Louise Dankberg and Stuart Shorenstein
Young Democrat of the Year Award: Camille C. Joseph
Herman D. Farrell, Jr. Democratic Club Award: Broadway Democrats and Three Parks Independent Democrats