DePietro running for Hudson Common Council President
Amanda Purcell is reporting in the Register-Star Hudson Third Ward resident and Planning Board Chairman Tom DePietro announced his candidacy for Common Council President, Tue., Jun. 6. DePietro made the announcement to the Register-Star during an in-person interview. He was appointed to the planning board in 2015, and has served as its chairman since January 2016. DePietro has also served with the Industrial Development Agency and the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency. This is DePietro's second run for council president; he first ran in 2015. "I am happy to accept endorsement from any parties," DePietro said about his current effort. "Anybody will have a place at the table. To think of it in terms of national parties is almost meaningless. It’s about bringing all the people in Hudson together in some fashion." If elected, DePietro said he would establish a new committee for housing and transportation. "The two main issues I hear is getting people who are car-less to and from the grocery store, and getting people to and from the community college," he said. "None of the [council] committees speak to those issues. And yet, those are the two most pressing issues for a lot of Hudson residents." DISCLOSURE: DePietro is an active WGXC programmer. Read the full story in the Register-Star.