Elected Officers & Delegates

Chairperson: Frank Pagano
& JDC Delegate to the Essex County DC

My wife Sue and I are retired, living off-grid in a little old cabin we bought decades ago. I mostly stay active by volunteering in emergency services here and as an inmate educator at Ray Brook. I’m honored to serve on the JDC, one of the many grass-roots organizations revitalized by the calamitous 2016 election. 

I think the JDC merely resumes our community’s heritage of political activism. Many years ago, townspeople facilitated the Underground Railroad that passed through here. John Brown, the abolitionist who led the raid on Harper’s Ferry, settled in nearby North Elba. Rockwell Kent, the famous painter and political activist, lived at Asgaard Farm. I’m proud to be associated with a group that respects and builds upon our historical legacy

Vice Chairperson: Marilou Dooley
& JDC Delegate to the Essex County DC


Secretary: Wally Walters
& JDC Delegate to the Essex County DC

Retired US Army Colonel of Engineers with over 30 years of service, as well as additional years work in support of the Congress, Defense, State and Agriculture Departments, have owned property in Jay since 2010 and have lived here full time starting in 2015. Secretary of the Ausable River Association, Treasurer of the Ausable Valley Rotary, worked as special assistant to Mike Derrick’s 2016 general election congressional campaign, strategist and special projects deputy for Tedra Cobb’s 2018 congressional campaign, and presently a principal advisor for her 2020 campaign.

Treasurer – Knut Sauer

Actively working as a senior executive at an international sales and marketing firm, and Town of Jay Council member.  Passionate about the Adirondacks and the Town of Jay, and love the outdoors.  Truly enjoy my community involvement at many local organizations, either as a member or as a volunteer, where I get to meet so many other like-minded people and can give back to the community.


Membership Coordinator – Marisol Sauer
& JDC Delegate to the Essex County DC

I am married, a mother of 2 grown boys, and a creative designer who works with HTML, CSS, and many other programs and applications.  When not working on a project or enjoying our beautiful Adirondack nature, I am actively participating in local organizations like the Au Sable Valley Rotary Club, the Essex County Democratic Committee, and the Town of Jay Democratic Committee, or out volunteering with the North Country SCPA,  ORDA at many of their events and venues,  The Au Sable Acres Property Owners Association, Friends of Hurricane Mountain, and the Au Sable Forks Fast Pitch Tournament Committee, among others.

I am passionate about the outdoors and EVERYTHING it has to offer – I enjoy hiking, traveling, gardening, wildlife, ocean life, animals and I am sure I can come up with a few more 😊 Oh and I love photography.