Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stuyvesant Democrats Hold Caucus

  Enthusiastic Stuyvesant Democrats met on Friday night, August 19th, 2011, at the Historic Rail Station to select a slate of Candidates for open positions on the  Stuyvesant  Town Council. 

 Nominated for Supervisor was Lee Jamison, a 29 year  resident of Stuyvesant Landing, who brings management, problem solving and community organizing skills from a career providing services to neighbors with special needs . Having come from a dairy family in Orange County  NY,  she holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University . Lee  has been an active volunteer on the Kinderhook Library Board of Trustees, the MRDD SubCommittee of the County Community Services Board, COARC, Camphill, Meals on Wheels,  the Stuyvesant Farmers Market, the Depot and the Recreation Committee. Neighbors know her as a tireless  advocate for  fair assessments, clean air, public access to the Hudson,  for the Stuyvesant Falls Hydro and other, green economic initiatives. She came within 10 votes of defeating Supervisor Bertram last election cycle. This time, Bertram is not seeking re-election. Lee's daughter, Emily, is a Phd candidate at UVM in cellular biology and reporter son, Jamie, is on his way to NYU for a graduate degree in Journalism. Both were Ichabod graduates. Lee has been endorsed by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation.

Fred Heron was nominated for a position as Town Council. He is the 5th generation of ST Hudson Sons, a plumbing contract business in Columbia County since 1887. He and his wife Rue, bought the 50+ acre,  Wied Farm on Cty 46.  He currently leases out the fields and his wife is in year two of raising, soon to be, organic tomatoes. As a small businessman, Fred is very savvy about planning, zoning and economic issues in the County. He brings contracting, bidding and building trade know-how to oversight of Town projects. You will see Fred working at the County Fair as a longtime member of the Columbia County Agricultural Association.

Ed Kiernan, a 17 year resident of Stuyvesant was nominated for one of two positions as Town Council. A medicare expert for Blue Shield of North Eastern NY, Ed is an active volunteer in the Stuyvesant Falls Fire Department, Democratic Committee and St Joseph's Catholic Church. He is concerned about long-standing, unaddressed, storm water drainage issues that are ruining property values in his development. Ed lives in Oak Leaf Drive with wife, Nancy and son Ian.

Stuyvesant Democrats  believe that their neighbors will join with them in electing a slate committed to Open Government, Fiscal Responsibility and a talent for  conflict resolution and intergovernmental cooperation . The slate has also been endorsed by the Working Families Party and will be in the Primary Election as a  write-in for the Independence Party. 

Contact: Lee Jamison, Chair   Stuyvesant Democratic Committee Box 154 Stuyvesant NY 12173   cell# 518-859-0128

Fred Heron, Lee Jamison, Ed Kiernan