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Garriga challenging Miah for Hudson 2nd Ward Supervisor seat

Oct 29, 2021 5:45 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Democrats Tiffany Garriga [Gae-REEH-guh] and Abdus Miah [Aahb-doose ME-yah] are competing for the Hudson 2nd Ward supervisor seat. Garriga [Gae-REEH-guh], 43, has lived in Columbia County for 20 years. She is employed as an office manager and business owner and is the co-founder of two organizations. She is also vice-chair of It Can Happen To You, a criminal justice reform organization. Garriga has been the Hudson Common Council Majority Leader for seven years and is serving as the 2nd Ward Alderperson. Her name appears on the Working Families line. The top issue facing the city is ADA compliance, Garriga said. She is proud that citizens will now have the ramp they have been requesting for years in the park at Promenade Hill, off of Front Street. "I am very proud that I managed to have the money secured and allocated for the ramp. ... I am also happy and proud of helping to secure housing in the city [as well as] support for housing in the city," Garriga said. "The people in the 2nd Ward know I am an elected official that they can rely on." Incumbent Miah [ME-yah], 60, has lived in the county for 25 years. He is employed as a front-end associate at the Home Depot Catskill store. His name appears on the Democratic and Conservative ballot lines. Miah previous served as the 2nd Ward Alderperson for 11 years and has held the 2nd Ward seat on the Board of Supervisors for four years. "Many people in the U.S. are facing the economic and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Community people are out of work and struggling to afford adequate food and pay the rent, etc. I will work with the county to support and help our communities like donating food, medical supplies, supporting local businesses, check-in on seniors or the disabled in your neighborhood, and so on," Miah said. His other issues of concern: Public safety, housing affordability and job availability. "I believe I will be a good supervisor because of my previous political background as well as my work on the diversity/minority peoples in the community. I am one of the candidates who has more experience, has been more dedicated, serving many years in the Hudson community in so many areas," Miah said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.