Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Blaber News' Third Annual and FINAL Person of the Year VOTE NOW
I am once again asking for your help in selecting Blaber News' third annual and final person of the year. Blaber News' person of the year must be an active member of the community that has made significant contributions to making Ulster County a better place to live work and raise a family.
Voting will go on for a week and the winner will receive the Blaber News Person of the Year plaque, and a full page write up on Jeremyblaber.com
Vote on the right side of the blog and feel free to use the comment section to write in a nominee that may not be on the list.
Full descriptions of the nominees will be done in the next day or so but for now here are the nominees and the specific reason to why they were nominated:
Mayor Jim Sottile- For his unwavering support of the long dormant Kirkland Hotel, even when it was an unpopular idea that hurt him with labor in his 2007 election. The Kirkland had it's grand opening April 11th of this year.
Comptroller elect Elliott Auerbach- Elliott Auerbach was elected Ulster County's first Comptroller in the closest election in Ulster County's history. Auerbach ran a true grass roots campaign being outspent by his opponent more than 5:1, despite this, Elliott never went negative or jeopardized his integrity or the integrity of the office that he was seeking. His election is truly historic.
Executive elect Mike Hein- Mike Hein was elected to be the first Executive of Ulster County in a landslide, running a well organized campaign and focusing on his great successes as county administrator. Hudson Valley Business magazine stated that " Mike Hein has delivered more reform in his two years as administrator than the previous 29 combined."
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill-- Kevin Cahill who was the 2007 Blaber News Person of the Year, was recently reelected to another term in the state assembly winning almost 70% of the vote. Cahill is a tireless advocate for Ulster County and is the new chair of the Assembly's energy committee.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 10:36 AM