In their 2011 caucus held Thursday night at Red Hook’s Town Hall, Red Hook Democrats continued their push to run the best possible candidates regardless of party affiliation. Chair John Schmitz’s comment that “Our approach of running the best person for the job has served the Town well” was applauded by the standing room only crowd.
Recognized for their respect and fairness as well as decades of professional legal experience, Hon. Jeffrey C. Martin and Hon. Jonah Triebwasser were selected for second terms as Red Hook Town Justice.
Town Board incumbent Harry Colgan and Red Hook Conservation Advisory Council Chair Brenda Cagle, both known for nearly a decade’s work protecting Red Hook’s rural quality of life through programs like Centers & Greenspaces, were elected to run for Red Hook Town Board.
Current Highway superintendent Theresa Burke was chosen to run for reelection as Town Highway Superintendent, following several years of successful management of the Town’s highway department.
While Burke is a member of the Independence party and Martin is a registered Republican, both are known for their outstanding commitment to the entire community, reflecting a core principle of the Red Hook Democratic Party.
County candidates endorsed include Micki Strawinski for County Legislator, Dan French for County Executive and Marco Caviglia for Family Court Judge. Strawinski is currently serving on the Red Hook Town Board where she has been integral in helping protect the Town from unfair tax increases.