Sunday, February 10, 2008

An Independent Candidate Throws Hat in for Exec


Will Maksuta, an Ulster County resident has decided to run for County Executive. Maksuta who said that he is frustrated with party politics and almost gave up hope, decided to run after the record turn out during the presidential primaries. "The record turnout for last week's presidential primary has shown me that our citizens have not lost hope. This November, nationwide voters will elect a president in numbers sure to dwarf any previous general election turnout. Here, in Ulster County, voters will also elect their first county executive. This is the only chance a true populist candidate has to break through the incestuous political landscape of county politics and gain office on a tide of true popular support"

Mr. Maksuta noted that most of the candidates running will be compromised by party loyalty and that voters need a candidate that is willing to change the system. Maksuta admitted that while his campaign's limited recourses make his candidacy a long shot, he "could no longer remain silent"

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The purpose of longshot runs is to bring forth issues and frame debates. I hope he gets a good reception by both sides and his contributions work to better our county governance.

Anonymous said...

Go for it!

Anonymous said...

What are limited recourses?

Anonymous said...

9:57-Just one recourse,quitting. Sorry,I couldn't resist. That typo is just too funny. When's the guy coming on here to pitch his campaign platform?

Anonymous said...

Bet his money per vote is less than Hein

Anonymous said...

I don't know how that might work out. Obama's getting lots of cash and Hillary's got 70% of Democrats behind her. These "Independents" are making a lot of waves these days. This guy could sweep this thing out of the blue.

Brittany said...

As far as I know, Will was and still is a member of the NYS Green Party Committee and a registered Green. Is he running as one?

He ran as a Green against Marian Capillino, Town Clerk, in the Town of New Paltz 2 years ago in protest of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Anonymous said...

The mercenary look is rather different. I can imagine a dinner of local officials:chairman of the legislature, Mayor of Kingston, Sen. Larkin, and our friend with the mercenary hat. Well there are worse things in life.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for him over Zimet!

Anonymous said...

Hein, Zimet, Maksuta and whoever else wants to run - steel cage death match for the position of County Executive. Show those other counties we take our politics seriously. There can be only one!!!!

Anonymous said...

IN RECENT TALKS WITH BILL BERARDIS CAMPAIGNE MGR HES ALREADY RAISING PRIVATE FUNDS TO RUN THIS RACE

Anonymous said...

i'd do him

Chris said...

http://willmaksuta.doesntexist.com/