Patrick O’Reilly for Ward 7

Patrick O’Reilly for Ward 7 Alderman, City of Kingston NY, Ward # 7 Date of Birth:3/26/1965 Place of Birth: Kingston NY  Years lived in Kingston: 54 Address: 322 Clifton Ave Kingston NY Phone: 845-339-0862 Occupation: Educator 29 years Education:  (high school) Kingston High School  (year graduated) 1984  (college) Plattsburgh State University of New York  (degree received) Bachelor of Science,  Education  (year graduated)1990  (post-grad) New Paltz State University of New York (degree received) Master of Science, Special Education  (year graduated)1996 Spouse: (name) Lynda O’Reilly  Organizations: Sons of The American Legions Post 150 Kingston NY, Auxiliary member of the VFW Post 1386 Kingston NY, White Eagle Benevolent Society Kingston NY

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Steven Schabot in Ward 8

Steven Schabot in Ward 8 Steve Schabot is in his third term as Alderman of the 8th Ward and is a lifelong resident of Kingston’s Rondout area. He has a 45+ year work history, including 32 years with the Ulster County Department of Social Services, retiring as the Director of Resource Recovery where he administered 5 departments. Following that he worked 10 years as a Marketing Manager for Hudson Health Plan. Steve has been an active volunteer in the community for over 40 years and has logged thousands of hours of service. Included in that is 20+ years serving on the Kingston Parks and Recreation Commission where he sat as Chair… Read More

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Tony Davis in Ward 6

Tony Davis for Ward 6 Tony is currently serving his second term as Alderman of Ward 6. He is a member of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Community Development Committee. As a member of the Finance Committee and working with Mayor Noble, department leaders, and the Common Council, Tony voted to approve a budget that reduced the tax rate for the third year in a row. As Chairman of the Community Development Committee, Tony with the Community Development Advisory board was able to allocate over $750,000 Community Development Block Grant funding to 13 community programs and 9 community projects in 2018. As Alderman, Tony continues to strive to… Read More

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Rita Worthington in Ward 4

Rita Worthington in Ward 4 Rita M. Worthington, who has resided in the City of Kingston for more than 30 years, is finishing her first term on the Common Council. She is married to Rev. Paul D. Worthington and they have a blended family of 7 children. Rita began her legal career in 1996 and received her degree in paralegal studies from Kaplan University. She is currently employed as a Paralegal at the law firm of Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP.  She also received her certification in Family Law mediation and counseling. Rita formerly served as a Commissioner on the Kingston City Police Department as well as Moderator of… Read More

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Rennie Scott-Childress for Ward 3

Rennie Scott-Childress for Ward 3 Reynolds “Rennie” Scott-Childress is the Alderman for Ward 3 in the City of Kingston.  He is the current Majority Leader of the Common Council.  He has long been involved in civic activities from coaching youth soccer to rail-trail cleanups to teaching disadvantaged students.  He served on the Kingston Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee from its inception.  As an Alderman, he sits on the Finance, Public Safety, and Laws and Rules Committees.  Since taking his seat on the Common Council in April 2016, Scott-Childress has worked to reduce tax rates for both home- and business owners, expand community development, build bridges of trust, increase awareness of and appreciation for the many… Read More

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Douglas Koop for Ward 2

Douglas Koop for Ward 2 Two terms as Ward 2 Alderman, City of Kingston Chair—Finance and Audit Committee Married to Constance E. Rudd Four children Kingston resident since 1995 Graduate of Lehigh University (Ph.D—Metallurgy and Materials Science), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Physics) and Middletown High School Adjunct Lecturer (Physics, Mathematics, Engineering) at SUNY-New Paltz (16 years) Treasurer, SUNY-New Paltz Chapter of United University Professions Former General Manager of Philips Electronics Saugerties Ferroxcube factory) Former CEO and President of Hudson Valley Technology Development Center, Inc. Previous positions include Chief Operating Officer, YBM, Budapest, Hungary; President, Crucible Magnetics, Elizabethtown, KY; General Manager, Arnold Magnetics, Adelanto, CA; Staff Engineer, Alcoa Laboratories, Pittsburgh, PA Former… Read More

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Jeffrey Morell for the First Ward

Jeffrey Morell for the First Ward Jeffrey Ventura Morell is the Alderman for Kingston’s first ward. He serves on the Laws and Rules, Public Safety and Community Development committees.  As Alderman Jeffrey works to build a forward looking city while preserving Kingstons rich history and legacy. He is driven by a strong belief that the city is strongest when it is open to new development and a growing population, without driving away our long-time residents and businesses who have persevered over the years. He believes that strong constituent services is critical to being an effective Alderman, and makes being available to and responding to constituents’ concerns a primary focus.  Jeffrey… Read More

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Message from Mayor Steve Noble

Feb. 1, 2018 Message from Kingston Mayor Steve Noble “When I first announced that I was running for Mayor, I was warned by many people that by stepping into the world of politics, I was opening myself up to an incredible level of attention and scrutiny. Even with those persistent warnings, I ran for office anyway because I saw a City that needed different leadership and an opportunity to change the way we did things here. I have never regretted this decision and am grateful every day for your support and the progress we are making together. We are making meaningful, long-lasting change. But for some, change is scary. It… Read More

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Daily Freeman: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble lays out ambitious 2018 agenda

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble lays out ambitious 2018 agenda By Ariél Zangla, azangla@freemanonline.com arielatfreeman on Twitter POSTED: 01/10/18, 6:10 AM EST Kingston Mayor Steve Noble delivers his State of the City address Tuesday at City Hall.Ariél Zangla — Daily Freeman KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Mayor Steve Noble has set an ambitious agenda for the coming year that includes such initiatives as changing the city’s public transportation system, continuing economic development and focusing on equitable development and fair housing. “According to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, ‘this is Kingston’s moment,’” Noble said during his 2018 State of the City address Tuesday evening. “What we do with this moment determines who we are as a… Read More

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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard   From the Kingston Daily Freeman By Ariél Zangla, azangla@freemanonline.com arielatfreeman on Twitter POSTED: 01/08/18, 10:45 PM EST KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The Common Council’s new majority leader wants city lawmakers to create their own agenda and focus more on community development that does not always have to be tied to their legislative work. Alderman Reynolds Scott-Childress led his first Democratic caucus as majority leader Monday evening. He succeeds Alderman William Carey, D-Ward 5, who served in that role for the past two years. Scott-Childress, D-Ward 3, was elected by his fellow Democrats during a caucus last month. He was the sole candidate for the post, he said. Scott-Childress said… Read More

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