"This is what happens when people refuse to accept the status quo"
- Mike Hein, Ulster County Adimistartor
County Executive Michael Hein? That seems to be looking more and more of a reality these days, with Hein wrapping up his second fiscally sound budget as county administrator. Mr. Hein's tireless efforts in cooperation with Chairman David Donaldson and the Ulster county legislature have produced a budget for 2008 with the lowest tax increase in over a decade! With a mere 3.65% increase. Mr. Hein and the democratic majority should be commended for their work.
The budget in an effort to make government more open and available to the people is available online at : http://www.ulstercountyny.gov/
Bottom line, if Michael Hein doesn't launch a write in campaign for mayor in the next two weeks, he's looking good to become a possible front-runner for the position of County Executive next year.
Note : This is not an endorsement for Michael Hein, that would be irresponsible. It's too early and no one even knows if he is running and who else may run. Personally I feel Michael Hein would be a great candidate but my personal preference at this point is Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.