Posts tagged "Election 2011"
Reynolds: Time to get serious

Reynolds: Time to get serious

Experience suggests that most registered voters will decide who they plan to vote for — if they plan to vote at all — some time between this weekend and next Tuesday. For the first time since 1987, when Republican Dick White decided against a third term, candidates for the mayoralty of Kingston will be seeking...

At large, and in charge: Noble, Marchetti differ on role of city’s No. 2 job

Call him the Common Council’s forgotten man. For the past 10 years, since he was elevated to the second-highest elected post in Kingston following the death-in-office of Mayor T.R. Gallo, Jim Noble has played a behind-the-scenes role as alderman-at-large, researching legislation, creating and dissolving committees and riding herd on the volumes of correspondence which flows...

Ward 7 preview: Dankelmann, Mills stress quality-of-life issues

Common Council Majority Leader Bill Reynolds is stepping down after representing the residential east side neighborhoods of the Seventh Ward for nearly two decades. The race to replace him features a onetime Kingston sanitation man turned solid waste entrepreneur and a member of a family with roots in city politics. Despite Democrat Reynolds’ long tenure...

Ward 9 preview: Community-minded Deb Brown takes on public-access advocate John Simek

Two months after she was bounced off the Republican ticket following a technical challenge by her erstwhile Democratic opponent Mark Halwick Jr., Deborah Brown is still in the race, running on the Conservative and independent New Directions line, while Halwick has taken to the sidelines after losing the Democratic Primary to John Simek. The game...

Ward 5 preview: Carey, Johnson and McDonough all want Council seat

In Ward Five, three — maybe four — candidates are competing to represent the densely populated neighborhoods stretching across Midtown and Uptown Kingston. The seat is one of five left open on the council by the departure of incumbents; Jen Fuentes, the first member of the Working Families Party elected to office in Kingston, opted...

Ward 4 preview: Incumbent Whitlock faces challengers who say she hasn’t done enough

In Kingston’s Fourth Ward, incumbent Alderwoman Shirley Whitlock faces two opponents, Republican Frasier Sprague and write-in candidate Matthew Ryan, in her bid for a third term representing the heart of Midtown Kingston. The Fourth occupies a compact area of Kingston divided by Broadway. It is the most densely populated area of the city and home...

Ward 6, 8 preview: Longtime fixture, relative newcomer have seats locked up for Dems

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Sept. 18, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. While Common Council candidates in seven Kingston wards will be pounding the pavement seeking votes this fall, a newcomer in Ward 6 and a veteran in Ward 8 — both Democrats — will enjoy a free ride to City...

Ward 3 preview: Half a century separates candidates Landi, Horowitz

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Sept. 15, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. In Ward 3, the young scion of an old Kingston family is taking on a veteran alderman who has spent the past few years sounding the alarm about the state of the city’s finances — even raising the specter...

Ward 2 preview: Republican newbie Seth Allen takes on council stalwart Tom Hoffay

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Aug. 25, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. Since being appointed to the Common Council’s Second Ward seat to fill an unexpired term in 2008, Democrat Tom Hoffay has been one of the council’s most active members. He’s pushed for citywide initiatives like the Green Jobs Pledge...

Ward 1 preview: Teetsel, Dunn offer voters a cerebral choice

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Aug. 18, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. On the surface, the campaign for the Common Council’s First Ward seat looks like a classic contest between “old” and “new” Kingston. Republican and Conservative party candidate Al Teetsel, 69, is a lifelong ward resident, stalwart supporter of the...

Editorial: What makes you madder?

In the space of four days and two press conferences, the race for Ulster County district attorney revealed itself, if you look at it in the same light as I. On Thursday, challenger Jon Sennett held a presser at his John Street HQ, in which he blasted incumbent Holley Carnright for not being as open...
Dem DA hopeful hits incumbent on money, Matthews matters

Dem DA hopeful hits incumbent on money, Matthews matters

District Attorney Holley Carnright is dismissing accusations of financial mismanagement by political rival Jonathan Sennett as a ploy concocted by a “desperate candidate” and fellow Democrat County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach in last-minute bid to win votes. “He can’t talk about the issues, he can’t talk about his qualifications, so he’s inventing something that isn’t there,”...