BREAKING NEWS: Jean Jacobs the GOP chair of Kingston announces she will be running for County Comptroller. Ms. Jacobs' candidacy will be over in less than 24 hours, no one will take this seriously. When I was first told, I was in hysterics , Jean is completely out of her league.
The only thing that remotely qualifies Jean to be the County Comptroller was her time as President of the Kingston School Board where she was in charge of a budget of more than 100 million dollars. However, her very short tenure on that board can be summed up in one word : DISASTER! Which is why as the incumbent School Board President she finished dead last in her bid for reelection.
The GOP convention tomorrow will be an embarrassment for Jacobs, Quigley will take over 95% of the vote....no exaggeration. WHAT IS JACOBS THINKING? I have to be honest as a partisan Democrat, I'm hoping Jean is the candidate. Best of luck, Jean!
The following is a letter Jean sent to the GOP Committee:
Dear Fellow Republicans: Date: May 28th, 2008
This letter hereby notifies you that I, Jean C. Jacobs, Republican Chairman in the City of Kingston, am officially running for the Ulster County Comptroller position. I am seeking the endorsement of the Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties. I have been a life-long City of Kingston resident and my family has always been true Republicans. I have raised four wonderful and successful children Robin, Daniel, Jared and Jessica.
I have been a community leader and volunteer for over 35 years. It is with great pride that I believe my professional experience and strength of character will give me the opportunity to fulfill my duties and job responsibilities if elected to this position. I have always created a platform of accountability in all of my accomplishments and I am determined and committed to succeed in this challenge. I am asking for your support and endorsement of the Republican Party in my decision to run for this position.
Among many of my qualifications, I have worked in finances as an Administrator in the Medical Health Care Industry and am a , teaching practice management for over 37 years. During my career, I was the Administrative Finance Director of the Mid-Hudson Family Health Services Institute and I administered and managed numerous Federal and State contracts. I believe in the “Total Quality Management” approach to business management and have governed and managed budgets throughout my professional career.
I personally pledge to you that I will make the commitment and the sacrifices to be elected to this position in November. I believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized. With your support, together we can make a difference and improve the present leadership and business practices within the County of Ulster.
Thank you for your professional time and consideration in this matter.
Jean C. Jacobs