It wasn't all winning, though. That experience with success and failure is what Bulman thinks has prepared him for his next endeavor.
"I've walked in everyone's shoes. I've been a candidate for office, I was elected in my town, I won for supervisor and lost," said Bulman. "I've been involved electing members of Congress, involved in recounts. I've been involved in every aspect.
Bulman said he hopes Kerner will continue to steer the committee in the direction he has since 2001.
"I hope he'll continue to build on the foundation that we've got here in Saratoga County and there's not a doubt in my mind that he'll do it. He's got a great team, really great leaders, within the Democratic party," said Bulman.
The key to success is finding good candidates and raising money to get the message out there. Bulman said there were times when he could have walked away, but he didn't.
"The people I met, the people I got to work with we have wonderful public servants; that's what kept me coming back," said Bulman. "I got to meet so many good people that wanted to make a difference and I didn't want to walk away from them."
Bulman also made personal sacrifices to serve Saratoga County in a capacity he felt so strongly about.
"It was difficult [at times]. I have a special needs son at home which made it even harder, but I have a great wife and support within my family," said Bulman. "I definitely missed a lot of things at home but I was doing good things for my community."
Kerner said he recognizes that his job won't always be easy.
"Every face is a battle for towns and cities in the county and enrollment's against us in almost every town and city," said Kerner. "We have to work hard, have great candidates and keep plugging away."