Your Voice in Ulster County and Candidate for Legislator, District 22 (Olive, Shandaken, Denning, and Hardenburgh)
A committed Democrat. A champion of public health. A practical problem-solver.
I am seeking your vote this fall to elect me as your representative in the Ulster County Legislature for District 22 (Olive, Shandaken, Denning, and Hardenburgh). I am running for this office because I envision a better life for everyone in the Catskills and I am rolling up my sleeves to help create it.
Over the past three decades, I have served Ulster County by focusing my work on public health and the environment. I played an important role in achieving New York State’s pioneering ban on fracking, while also urging our rapid transition to renewable sources of energy. I have championed the construction of trails and trail networks and encouraged healthy, active lifestyles for children and families. Building such efforts into our tourism economy, I have assisted in the introduction and expansion of creative, low-impact forms of development, such as support for film production and agricultural tourism and the construction of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center. I am known for building coalitions and getting things done.
As Ulster County Legislator for District 22:
I will support small businesses and local employment.
Our towns should participate more fully in the exciting energy and economic opportunities that are now flowing in the Hudson River Valley and Catskills. For example, we can anchor our tourism economy while also attracting new residents by promoting jobs in the solar industry and empowering contractors to construct fuel-saving retrofits.
I will advocate for greater support to our region from New York State and New York City.
Working with state and city agencies, we can receive more benefits, while expanding and diversifying our economy.
I will support the arts and culture of the Catskills.
Our creative artists – in music, theater, film, writing, and myriad visual arts – add beauty to our lives, continue a vibrant historic tradition, and energize our economy.
I will bring your voice to the Ulster County Legislature.
When we speak together, we speak with strength, boldly serving as models and leaders.
Completely committed to democratic principles, I will steadfastly serve the public, improving our quality of life now and into the future.
I will promote fair elections and greater participation by voters in local, state, and national elections.
I believe that by working together we can succeed and grow in Ulster County and the Catskills.
Working together and using our resources wisely, we can take pride in and enhance our community.
Please join me in making a better life for all who live in our district!