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Kingston, NY– Ulster County Executive Mike Hein spoke yesterday at the 2011 New York State Democratic Convention held in Suffolk County. Executive Hein was invited to speak aside Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on behalf of all New York State Counties regarding the many issues currently facing county governments as well as the importance of all governments working together to better serve the people of New York State. The County Executive was chosen to represent County governments due to his many innovative solutions and reform minded approach to government.
I was honored to be take part in such a prestigious event,” said Hein. “I will continue to work to coordinate efforts between state and local government to best serve the people of Ulster County.”
At 2010 Democratic Convention, County Executive Hein was personally asked by Senator Charles E. Schumer to deliver his nominating speech as a representative of the Senator’s upstate constituency.
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Please join Ulster County Executive Mike Hein for a fun-filled day with family and friends while enjoying mouth watering food, exciting water sports and activities and great company!
Pack your suit and bring your sneakers – ALL WATER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES WILL BE OPEN! Banana Boat Rides, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Horse-drawn Hay Rides, Rock Climbing and much much more!
June 12th, 2011 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Rocking Horse Ranch (www.rockinghorseranch.com)
600 State Route 44/55 • Highland, NY 12528
Cost: $50 per person/$100 per family
For more event details: Invitation to World Class BBQ
or call 845-417-4225
Sunday, May 22 at 5pm – Rosendale Theatre
See a screening of “The Most Dangerous Man in America—Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers”
Followed by a wine and cheese reception at Canal Town Alley
Hosted by Uncle Tony & Michael Cacchio and The Rosendale Democratic Committee
To download the invitation: Click here
County GOP Chairwoman Robin Yess told MidHudsonNews.com she doesn’t see anyone on the horizon between now and June 1 when the party will meet to endorse candidates. A couple of people had been rumored to be interested in running for county executive, but no one has come forward, Yess said.
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Kingston, NY—Friends of Mike Hein announced today bi-partisan support of Mike Hein for a second term as Ulster County Executive. Republican and Democrat Town Supervisors cited an unprecedented level of communication and cooperation between Town and County government under Mike Hein’s leadership as a prime reason for their support.
The voters of Ulster County have made two positive decisions in recent years,” said Town of Hardenburgh Supervisor Jerry A. Fairbairn (R). “We voted to change how our County government operates, i.e. we now use a Charter form of administration. Secondly, we elected Mike Hein as our County Executive. Mike and his staff have made the transition to our Charter Government nearly seamless. Mike has voiced stern concern to NYC DEP regarding the Esopus turbidity debacle and has no trouble standing tall in Albany for the good of our County. Mike makes himself available to all County and Town officials. While Mike has a positive outlook, and works to that end, he has no reservations when he tells you that our County, State and Federal Government face tough decisions in these austere times. Mike has made tough decisions during his first term and I have no doubt that, when elected for a second term, he will continue to lead us to a better and stronger Ulster County.”
Gardiner Town Supervisor Joe Katz (D) said, “I heartily endorse Mike Hein for re-election as County Executive. It is comforting to know that Ulster County, under his leadership, is finally in contact and listening to the concerns of the Towns.”
Town of Marbletown Supervisor Brooke Pickering-Cole (D) said, “Mike Hein is doing a terrific job for all of us in Ulster County. His attention to keeping communication lines open between the County and local governments is of great value, and we are truly fortunate to have him at the helm.”
As Supervisor of the Town of Marlborough, I have had the opportunity to work with Mike and members of his staff on many levels over the past 16 months,” said Town of Marlborough Supervisor Christopher Cerone (R). “Mike has proven to be a hands-on public servant who is continually looking at ways to cut spending, increase revenues and share services throughout the County. Mike is a dynamic thinker who continually thinks outside the box, and is one of those rare elected officials who get it. Mike has worked tirelessly to get the County’s financial house in order and has proven that he is not afraid to make the tough and usually unpopular decisions that need to be made to ensure that every resident of the County can continue to live, work and raise their families in Ulster County. Having Mike Hein as County Executive has been a tremendous help to the residents of the Town of Marlborough, and it is my absolute pleasure and honor to endorse my friend, Mike Hein, for another term as Ulster County Executive.”
Berndt J. Leifeld (D), Town of Olive Supervisor said, “As a long-term Supervisor, I can consent that the cooperation between county and small towns has never been better than it is now under Mike Hein’s tenure.”
Whenever I have a problem on a County level, I know that I have an ally in Mike Hein,” said Town of Saugerties Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel (NOP). “There is no problem too big or too small that Mike will not offer his professional and sincere assistance with to serve the residents of Saugerties.
Woodstock Town Supervisor Jeff Moran (D) said, “Having had the opportunity to work with Mike Hein over the past few years, I am continually impressed by the dedication, intelligence, and good humor he brings to the challenging job of being Ulster’s first County Executive. Mike has coupled his extensive knowledge of the workings of county government with innovative measures to reduce costs and increase efficiencies while maintaining the high level of services our taxpayers expect. He has my enthusiastic support in his campaign for a second term as our County Executive.”
“As Rosendale Town Supervisor, I have had the good fortune to work closely with Mike Hein in several capacities,” said Town of Rosendale Supervisor Patrick McDonough (D). “He has established a clear record as a fine communicator and a true problem solver. Mike is always thinking forward and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Ulster County. I am proud to support him for re-election as County Executive.”
New Paltz Town Supervisor Toni Hokanson (D) said, “Despite the fact that I actively campaigned against passing the Charter for Ulster County four years ago, I could not be more pleased with Mike Hein as our first County Executive. I have the highest regard for Mike. I believe he has a vision for Ulster County that includes fiscal responsibility, economic growth and a high quality of life. I fully support his efforts to find ways to share services and reduce expenses. I have found him to be earnest, approachable and responsive. Mike has my vote in November.”
Mr. Michael P Hein has done an excellent job as the Executive of Ulster County,” said Town of Wawarsing Supervisor Leonard M. Distel (D). “I proudly endorse Mike for County Executive.”
Kingston, NY– Ulster County Independence Party Chairman, Len Bernardo, announced today his party’s endorsement of Mike Hein for a second term as Ulster County Executive.
“My administration is committed to serving all 183,000 people of Ulster County and to working with all political parties as we move forward,” said Mike Hein. “My reform- minded administration is aligned with the principles of the Independence Party platform and I graciously accept their endorsement.”
“Mike Hein has demonstrated the leadership and work ethic that the residents of Ulster County deserve,” said Fawn Tantillo, Ulster County Independence Party Endorsement Coordinator and Deputy Party Chairman. “The Independence Party of Ulster County is an organization that believes in pro-business policies and fiscally sound government practices that foster economic prosperity for all. We believe that Mike Hein shares those values and that is why we are endorsing him for a second term as Ulster County Executive.”
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County Executive Hein announces endorsements.
Kingston, NY- Ulster County Executive Mike Hein was joined by friends, family and supporters this afternoon at Democratic Headquarters in uptown Kingston to announce that he will seek a second term as Ulster County Executive. County Executive Hein has earned a strong reputation for being an innovative reformer as the County’s first Executive, by implementing real solutions to improve the lives of Ulster County residents. Today, he asks the people of Ulster County for their continued support to build a sustainable future for the county.
“I am honored to be Ulster’s first County Executive. We have proven that with leadership and accountability, we can reform government and make it work for the people again,” said Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. As County Executive, my focus is on protecting the people of Ulster County and delivering results. I have done this through successful initiatives that, first and foremost, didn’t raise taxes. I have been committed to helping area business, overhauling County government, improving public health, protecting our pristine environment, advocating for Ulster County, and getting results for our residents. But there is more work to be done and over the next few months I will lay out my plans to continue to move Ulster County forward. I am confident that with the peoples’ support on November 8th, we will continue to move Ulster County towards a bright and thriving future.”
County Executive Hein announced the immediate endorsements of New York’s two United States Senators, Senator Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Both Senators cited County Executive Hein’s efforts on behalf of the Ulster County taxpayers as a catalyst for their support.
“In his first term, Mike Hein has been a leader in streamlining government services and improving the way County government works for the people,” said United States Senator Charles Schumer. “He has turned Ulster County into a premier destination for businesses looking to grow and relocate in New York, while increasing the quality of life. He has made Ulster County a community we can all be proud of to call home. Whether he is fighting for the environment and the pristine natural landscape of the Catskills, eliminating government waste or delivering a budget with no increase in county property taxes, Mike Hein has proven that is an uncompromising fighter for the common good. There is no better advocate for upstate New York than County Executive Mike Hein. I am happy to be endorsing him today, in the hopes that he can continue to guide Ulster County through these challenging times.”
“I am pleased to endorse Mike Hein for re-election as Ulster County Executive,” said United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. He has worked hard for the people and businesses of Ulster County and has a proven record of delivering results. This includes ensuring no county property tax increases for 2011, increased services for seniors, and helping veterans obtain discounts at participating local businesses. Earlier this year, I was glad to assist his successful efforts to stop the DEP from releasing turbid water into the Lower Esopus. I look forward to continuing to partner with County Executive Mike Hein to create economic opportunities in Ulster County.
The re-election announcement coincided with the launch of the County Executive’s new campaign website. The County Executive invited all citizens to learn more about his campaign at: www.heinforexec.com.
Official Press Release Here
From wall to wall, friends, family, and supporters gathered at the Democratic Headquarters in Kingston as he kicked off his campaign.
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