KINGSTON – Victor Work, the former Ulster County elections commissioner
who resigned last year to spend more time with his family, died Thursday.
He was 74.
The woman who replaced him in that role, Ashley Dittus, delivered the
sad news Thursday evening.
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein said he has lost a good friend with
the passing of Work.
“It is heartbreaking; he was an extraordinary individual.”
Hein said Work was “fighting courageously against a terrible disease.”
Dittus said Work’s “devotion and legacy to the Ulster County
Democratic Party is profound. She said he was the founder of the county
Democratic Committee Coordinated Campaign, “a trusted advisor to
party tent poles Congressman Maurice Hinchey and Hein.”
Dittus said Work was “warm, kind and fair. He always had a story
to tell and the best ones we shared over a drink, preferably Glenlivet.”
Work’s wife, Mary, is a Surrogate Court judge.