Two county legislature chairs expect to be re-elected

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MID-HUDSON – Ulster County Legislature Chairman Kenneth Ronk and Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Gregg Pulver both expect to be chosen again for the leadership positions in 2019.
Ronk, a Republican, expects to receive support from both political parties in his bid to continue for a fourth year as chairman in the Ulster Legislature that has a one-vote Democratic margin.
“I want to continue to work together with the county executive
and my colleagues in the legislature to keep Ulster County moving forward,
to keep making us a statewide model, and getting people to work together,
which is really the job of chairman,” Ronk said. “It’s
not to get your own agenda accomplished; it’s to facilitate an environment
where everyone can accomplish their goals for their constituents.”
Democratic caucus leader Hector Rodriguez may also be interested in the chairmanship. He could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.
In Dutchess County, Pulver is completing his first year as chairman. He said he has the full support of his majority Republican colleagues and a couple of Democrats appear to be lining to support him as well.