Greene County legislator Jack Keller dies
Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup that Greene County Legislator Jack Keller died on Dec. 30. The announcement was made by Town of Catskill Republican Club Chair and fellow Greene County Legislator Matthew Luvera. A Republican, Keller was re-elected twice to the legislature and would have started his second three-year term in January. He was one of four legislators representing the town of Catskill. “It’s with great sadness that our Catskill Republican Committee announces the death of our colleague, friend, committee person, and Legislator Jack Keller who passed away unexpectedly...,” Luvera wrote. “Jack was a quiet, humble man, that stepped up to serve his community when others would not. He took his service to our community very serious.” According to Natasha Vaughn-Holdridge, writing for Columbia-Greene Media, Keller thought government should be for the people and by the people. He was the former owner of Pitstop Discount Beverages, and had also worked in advertising for Young Broadcasting, Clear Channel, and Turner Broadcasting. The circumstances of Keller’s death have not been disclosed, and funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. “I’m shocked over this news, and I know our Legislature and Republican Committee will miss Jack’s presence. He was a gentle soul that never wished harm on others and stood true to his convictions,” Luvera said. “Our prayers to Jack’s family and friends.” Read the full story at porcupine soup [dot] com.