The Ulster County Legislature race for newly created Districts 17 and 20 have certainly taken some twists and turns on the way to the ballot box. First there was a behind-closed-doors move to endorse local Democrat Tom Cotton instead of eight-year incumbent Hector Rodriguez by a small cabal of New Paltz Democratic Committee members: a move that resulted in a primary and had Rodriguez winning the District 20 Democratic primary by a margin of three to one. For the first time in years, the New Paltz Republicans put up a candidate for Ulster County legislator: Terence Ward . . .
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