This year, we’re paying close attention to a number of town races that will be close; a number of seats in the County Legislature will also be hotly contested. In addition, we have the opportunity to elect Jonathan Sennett to be the first Democratic District Attorney in more than thirty years. In order for our Democratic Candidates to be successful on election day, we have to roll up our sleeves and get to work persuading our fellow Democrats, friends, and others to join us in our campaign by volunteering, spreading the good word, and helping to find a way to pay for what will most likely be a very expensive campaign season.In the end, our candidates are well-qualified and well-suited to serve in the offices that we will work hard to get them elected to.
The Democrats who were elected to form the first majority in the Ulster County Legislature in recent (and not so recent) memory have done a good job focusing on making sure that the money that is allocated is well spent, without waste. They have focused on addressing the hard realities of the excessive spending undertaken by their Republican predecessors and the fact that revenues aren’t fulfilling the rosy budget projections prepared by the Republicans. And the jail is finally open.We hope that you will join us in our efforts. Contact your local town committee or your favorite candidate to learn more about the issues that we face and to find out about tangible ways that you can make a positive difference in the outcome of this election.
John R. Parete, Chair
Ulster County Democratic Committee