Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hudson Democrats Make 2012 Endorsements in Key Races


Hudson NY - The Hudson City Democratic Committee has made endorsements in a number of upcoming races.

For Congress, the committee endorsed Julian Schreibman in the 19th Congressional District.
    Hudson City Democratic Committee Chair, Victor Mendolia said, “We are thrilled to endorse Julian Schreibman for Congress. In essence his campaign is all about fairness. He will fight to protect the public from unscrupulous financial speculation and to protect the environment and our all-important natural resources. He will continue the work of the great Maurice Hinchey who is retiring after representing much of the new 19th Congressional District so well. Julian Schreibman’s background in law enforcement and public service is also particularly outstanding. We could not ask for a better candidate.”

For Assembly, the HCDC endorsed Didi Barrett in the 106th Assembly District.
    After winning a Special Election in the 103rd Assembly District this past March, Didi Barrett is seeking to continue representing most of the same territory in the newly configured 106th Assembly District.
    HCDC Chairman Mendolia had this to say about Didi Barrett: “Didi has shown that she understands the issues of Columbia and Dutchess Counties. Her interest in supporting and fostering farmers, the arts and our civic institutions—such as our outstanding volunteer fire departments—makes her a great candidate. We've seen Didi Barrett in Hudson and Columbia County more in the past several weeks than we saw the previous Assemblyman in two years,” he noted. “She is connected and supports the advances that Hudson has made,” he continued. “We look forward to working together for an even brighter future for Hudson and Columbia County in the next term.”

For Hudson City Judge, the committee endorsed Judge John Connor Jr.
    John (Jack) Connor Jr. has served the City of Hudson in many roles. Before being appointed to the city judge vacancy left by the election of Richard Koweek to County Court Judge, Jack Connor served as Acting City Attorney and previously held the position of City Judge. In addition to his public service he has a long history of involvement in the community as a coach and volunteer. 
    “Jack Connor is perfectly suited to be Hudson's City Judge,” said Chairman Mendolia. “His judicial temperament and his knowledge of City Code are his greatest strengths. His involvement in the community is just the icing on the cake. We wholeheartedly support Judge Connor for Hudson City Judge.”

For 1st Ward Alderman, the committee endorsed Nick Haddad.
    After being appointed to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Larissa Thomas-Parks, Nick Haddad must run in November for the remaining year of the full term of office. The committee wholeheartedly supports the election of Alderman Haddad.
    Chairman Mendolia added, “Nick Haddad has shown himself to be an important part of our team. His graciousness and dedication to Hudson is why he was appointed unanimously to the vacancy on the Common Council and we are behind him 100% in his election bid.”

All of the endorsement votes were unanimous!