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Ulster County Executive Candidate Panel Forum
February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Since current County Executive, Mike Hein has announced his impending resignation*, there are now three (3) candidates vying for the nomination to run in the General Election November 8th.
At this Candidate Forum, voters will be able to hear from each candidate and submit questions to the candidates.
The public is welcome. Doors will open at 1 pm.
*Should Mike Hein submit his resignation prior to May 8th, there will be a Special Election on a date dependent upon his resignation date. In this case, the Ulster County Democratic Committee will convene for the purpose of selecting a candidate to finish the current term held by Mike Hein, which expires December 31st of this year.
How are Your Tax Dollars Being Spent?
What is the Role of the County Executive?
With a Charter form of government in Ulster County, the executive authority is vested in an independently elected County Executive who is responsible for the proper administration of all County affairs. The County Executive is elected to a 4-year term. As the chief executive, some of the County Executive’s authority includes:
Serving as the chief budgetary officer of the County, and as such, preparing and submitting the annual budget, capital program, and accompanying message;
Appointing all department heads and other officers and employees;
Supervising and directing every executive department of County government;
Conducting collective bargaining negotiations with the legally designated bargaining agents of the county employees;
Approving or vetoing in writing every proposed local law, and the appropriate resolutions.
For More Information Contact:
Amee Peterson (845) 943-9767
Ann Brown (845) 866-7584