Jeanette Provenzano announced her intentions to seek the position of Alderman-at-Large. Almost immediately, 2 Democrats have announced their intention to seek the position.
Jennifer Schwartz Berky, former Ulster County Deputy Director of Planning, has announced. Right after, Brian Woltman, the City Purchasing Agent, announced his plans to run.
According to the Daily Freeman, Jeanette Provenzano is supporting Brian Woltman.
No Republican has announced. Interestingly, both of the candidates planning to run for Mayor live in this district. I know for certain that Ron Polacco intends to run for Mayor and has no interest in the County Legislator. I have not spoken with Scott DiMicco and thus do not know his thoughts or plans.
As far as the 2 declared Democrats, I do not know Ms. Berky, so I have no opinion. I do know Brian Woltman. Although he and i disagree on almost every issue imaginable, I know that he is a true believer. He takes liberal or progressive positions because that is what he believes. So, while I do not agree with him about 99% of the time, I do respect his willingness to stay with his beliefs.