“Conventional Wisdom” from a Local Government Expert and Architect of the Ulster County Charter/Office of County Comptroller, Gerald Benjamin
As the Ulster County Democratic Nominating Convention draws near for the deciding vote on Thursday, June 27 many committee members are hearing about the essential qualifications for this office. Gerald Benjamin, author and architect of our local government’s charter reforms weighed in with his own perspective:
“The County Comptroller’s job is to make sure that our money is spent in smart, efficient and effective ways… and not spent, even if budgeted, if spending it stops making sense. Accountants are trained to be sure that the books balance: important, but not most important. What’s needed above all is the brains and experience to know the right questions to ask, and the character to ask them, even when it is sure to get powerful people mad. It’s not about picking fights. It is about willingness to speak truth to power, for the public good.”
Director – The Benjamin Center
Distinguished Professor – Political Science
Associate Vice President – Regional Engagement
Thank you New Paltz Democratic Women Leadership!
The New Paltz Democratic Women Like to March M&G last Friday was a fabulous event with new friends and old gathered for great conversation and support. Democratic Women are the LIFE of the PARTY!
Join March and her two Woodstock Besties Jessica Anna and Daisy Kramer on July 2nd from 6pm-8pm for a night to remember at Oriole 9. Contact Campaign Coordinator Jen Fuentes at 845.332.6600 to RSVP or BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.
I am so very honored to receive the endorsement of two of our most powerful Ulster County Democratic Committees and the Upper Hudson Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. This gives me so much momentum heading in to the full convention vote on June 27 at 7:30pm at Kingston City Hall! Thank you for the trust you have placed with me.
Tuesday, June 25th from 12pm-9pm is Primary Election Day. Across the county, numerous candidates are up for election. Visit the Ulster County BOE for a full list of races today.
Eligible UCDC Voters – we need you at the Democratic Nominating Convention – June 27th, 7:30pm at Kingston City Hall