So it looks as if Ulster County Chairman David Donaldson is seriously considering throwing in his hat for county clerk and I couldn't be happier. We as Democrats need to strongly support David Donaldson and get behind him 100%. There can be no divide amongst the liberals and moderates, or the old guard v. the new guard. We as Democrats need to be united as one party and support David Donaldson in his quest to become the first Democratic Clerk in living memory.
As I wrote last week, as the former chief executive of Ulster County, Donaldson has more than enough experience to do the job and Dave is a Progressive Democrat and an honest public servant. Under County Clerk Donaldson, there will be no shady deals or favor for friends...the pay to play politics that has tarnished the image of Ulster County will be erased.
In addition to probably receiving the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party lines, Donaldson will get a number of Republicans to support him as well. There is already a blog that has surfaced, http://www.republicansfordonaldson.blogspot.com/ ...there are more than a few Republicans that are not so happy that Nina did not support the party's nominee for County Executive.
We as a party made that mistake just a few years ago and can't afford to have it repeat itself. I encourage Democrats, town chairs, the County Exec, the County Comptroller and other leaders of our party to encourage and support Donaldson's bid for County Clerk.
Rank and file Democrats can also call and support Dave and ask him to run, call him, e-mail him, and tell him how you feel. His number is in the book and located on the county's website.