Friday, October 26, 2007

CHAIR OF JAIL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ENDORSES SENNETT FOR D.A.




Legislator Tracey Bartels (I-Gardiner), chairwoman of the investigation into the nearly $40 million dollar cost overruns at the new county jail, wants Jonathan Sennett to be the next Ulster County District Attorney.


"The legislature's investigation went through tens of thousands of documents. In the event that the grand jury investigation impaneled by current Ulster County District Attorney Donald A. Williams is not finished before the end of the year, it is essential that this probe be carried forward by the most capable and unbiased candidate," said Tracey Bartels ,the non-enrolled county legislator who led the Special Committee to Investigate Matters Regarding the Pre-Planning, Planning, and Construction of the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center.


Bartels said of the three candidates for Ulster County District Attorney, Jonathan Sennett is best positioned to carry forward the research and evidence gathered by her investigation and the ongoing grand jury investigation. Taxpayers deserve a district attorney who will conduct the investigation in an unbiased manner that will not be influenced by long-established personal or professional relationships, said Bartels.


Bartels is a two-term county legislator from Gardiner who is not seeking a third term. This endorsement is not politically motivated. We need to get to the truth in the biggest financial blunder in the history of Ulster County. I believe Jonathan Sennett will pursue justice until it is served f or the people of this county," said Bartels. Sennett said that voters across the county have expressed outrage to him over the jail project. "Ms. Bartels' endorsement is a great honor. She spearheaded the legislature's investigation in a thorough, professional and non-partisan manner. Prosecution at all levels must be non-partisan," said Jonathan Sennett.

Sennett is also endorsed by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Eliot Spitzer. CSEA Local 856, Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation and SEIU Local 200United have endorsed Sennett.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

But she's not a Democrat!

Anonymous said...

that makes the endorsement more creditable. This wa not a political endorsement.

Anonymous said...

I guess she is saying Bradley and Carnright are to tied into the system that allowed the problém to occur in the first place.

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Anonymous said...

what do you mean mentioned?

Anonymous said...

An independant endorsing a democrat? Doesn't that qualify for front page in the Freeman?

Anonymous said...

yeah, If Bradley was the Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy-You were a no-show tonight. What kind of future mayor are you? You missed an opportunity there.

Jeremy Blaber said...

My apology, I have not been feeling well the last few days and today it sort of hit me. I will be at the debate tomorrow and in full swing this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hugh Reyolds is so far up Bradley's butt it is amazing his hair remains white.

Anonymous said...

did she say he was the best or the only one who could investigate the jail? Because Sennett slipped again and quoted Bartells as saying the only one. Blaber did you catch that?

Anonymous said...

SHE SAID SENNETT WAS THE ONLY ONE CAPABLE OF DOING AN COMPLETELY UNBIASED INVESTIGATION.

She said that the other two are too tied into the community and politics to separate themselves from prosecuting individuals who they have known for decades.

gerald said...

how is it sotile is so at odds with the Democratic party, so much so that he strengthens the republicans.
it's my position that as it now stands, there can simply be no good republican... to speak of a good republican is an oxymoron: the republican party is an obscenity as it has been operating for the last 10 years or so.