Tuesday, January 9, 2018




Ronk remains Ulster Legislature chairman, calls on colleagues to rise to the top

Ronk: "... find areas of consensus and agreement"

KINGSTON – By a one-vote margin, Republican Kenneth Ronk will serve another two years as chairman of the Ulster County Legislature. He edged out Democrat Jonathan Heppner in a party-line 12 to 11 vote.

Ronk called for bipartisanship, and, while he didn’t use the word “swamp,” heard frequently from another politician, he was clear about not wanting to emulate what is happening on higher levels.

“Over the coming weeks, I’m going to be speaking to each of you to find out where your interests lie and where your priorities are,” Ronk said. “To properly represent the 180,000 residents of Ulster County, we need to set aside petty animosity and our political disagreements to find areas of consensus and agreement. Our constituents deserve better than see at the state and federal levels and I will not stand as chairman of this body devolve as they have.”

Ronk will present an agenda for 2018 in his annual remarks next month.


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