There are also over 230 confirmed guest for Hein's fundraiser tonight. Hein's support is growing and growing fast, while the other candidates are not even out of the gate.
Hein, a lifelong Ulster County resident, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for County Executive in June. Under a new charter form of government starting next year, the Ulster County Executive will have the authority and power to create an executive budget; to set overall goals and priorities, to cut wasteful spending - and to hold all county departments, agencies and managers accountable for results.
Hein has 18 years of private sector financial management experience and a track record of delivering the first Ulster County Administrator’s budget to cut spending. “The legislators endorsing Hein know first hand that he is fully qualified to lead a $325 million operation with 2,000 employees.
Ulster County Ways and Means Committee Chairman Alan Lomita, D-W Rosendale, said Mr. Hein has that selecting the right person for the job of executive is critical. “He has shown to be uniquely qualified for this important position. There is a lot at stake here and Mike understands how (important) it is to address the property tax burden.
Brian Shapiro, D-I-W Woodstock, Chair of the Environmental Committee said: ”Mike Hein is demonstrated he that he will advance sustainable growth while protecting the environment.”
Praise for Hein continues around the county. “Mr. Hein sees how to promote assets and reduce liabilities. Southern Ulster County will benefit from his plan to make county government more efficient,” said Legislator Jon Decker, D-Highland.
Legislator Mary P. Sheeley, D-I Wawarsing, believes Hein knows how to balance fiscal responsibility with compassion. “He is the most capable and competent choice for this pivotal leadership position,” said Sheeley.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum had endorsed Hein. In 2006, Democrat Paul Van Blarcum swept a countywide election for sheriff and successfully operates a large countywide agency with a multimillion-dollar budget.
Hein already has the endorsement of Democratic Committees in Hurley and Esopus. He will address committees next week in Wawarsing, Kingston and Saugerties
Full list of Endorsements:
Legislator Alan Lomita D-Rosendale
Legislator Robert Parete, D-W Boiceville
Legislator Thomas J. Briggs D-I Wawarsing
Legislator Joseph P. Stoeckeler, Jr. D-I Wawarsing
Legislator Mary P. Sheeley D-I Wawarsing
Legislator Richard Parete, D-W Accord
Legislator Peter G. Kraft, Glenford D-W
Legislator Peter M. Loughren, Kingston D-C-I
Legislator Jeanette Provezano, D-C-I-W Kingston
Legislator Frank P. Dart, D-C-I-W Kingston
Legislator Philip C. Terpening, D-I-W Kingston.
Legislator Jon Decker, D-Highland
Legislator Brian Shapiro, D- Woodstock
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