While absentee ballots may tip the scales in two battles, Democrats will continue to comprise the vast majority of the Kingston Common Council after Election Day.
A comprehensive breakdown of the local 2021 election results.
Ulster County Legislature Majority Leader Jonathan Heppner sailed to re-election victory, getting the most votes of any legislator.
In Kingston’s most closely-watched race, newcomer Philip Erner defeated established political leader David Donaldson by a significant margin.
How long does it take for a massive shift in voter enrollment to show up at the polls? We found out at the polls last night when voters elected the 23 members of the Ulster County Legislature. With only the absentee ballots to be counted, the Democrats picked up four seats, increasing their total to 16 and leaving the GOP with only seven.
Due in large part to a lot of activity in the Democratic-led state legislature, county voters had as many as eight different ballot referenda to consider during this year’s election. All state residents weighed in on the first five, which are for amendments to the state’s constitution; voters in several towns in the Hudson Valley One reading area also had local questions to decide. Here’s the unofficial results for some local questions — along with the language about them as posted to the county elections site.
The Village of Saugerties election is on March 16, and the names of Mayor Bill Murphy and Trustees Brian Martin, Jeff Helmuth and Jeannine Mayer, whose terms will expire this year, will be on the ballot.
Saugerties Town Councilman John Schoonmaker intends to run for the Ulster County Legislature when his term on the town board is up this year. He announced this week he would be running for the District 2 legislative seat, which includes the Village of Saugerties and part of the surrounding town.