Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hudson Democrats to Sponsor Hudson Pride

The Hudson City 
Democratic Committee 
is one of over 40 official co-sponsors of the 
1st Hudson Pride 
Parade and Festival. 



“Absolutely,” said Mayor Rick Scalera responding to an invitation last week to march in the parade. “I’m glad that they are stressing that it’s for everybody. It’s just a fun day. I have no reservations. I’ll happily be there and it should be fun.”

“I think celebrating Hudson’s pride is a wonderful idea. One of the strongest characteristics of Hudson is its diversity and I am always happy to celebrate our diversity,” said Don Moore, President of the city’s Common Council.

“The event will honor the contributions that the gay community makes to the city and will celebrate the diversity and openness that makes Hudson so great,” said Victor Mendolia, Chairman of the Hudson Democrats, and one of the organizers of the event. “One reason we are having the rally at the end of the parade route on Promenade Hill with venders and local groups, is we want it to be good for local businesses,” he said.

PARTICIPATING ELECTED OFFICIALS/CANDIDATES
Hudson Officials
Mayor- Rick Scalera
Common Council President- Don Moore
Treasurer- Eileen Halloran
Supervisor- Bart Delaney
Supervisor- William Hallenbeck Jr.
Supervisor- William Hughes Jr.
Alderman- Wanda Pertilla
Alderman- Sheila Ramsey
Alderman- Sarah Sterling
Alderman- Ellen Thurston
Alderman- Chris Wagoner

Other Officials
Greenport Supervisor- Ed Nabozny
Elections Commissioner- Virginia Martin


State Senate Candidates
Didi Barrett
Luke Martland

Find out more at HudsonPride.com
Read more at Columbia Paper