Metzger, Quigley to take part in chamber forum
The Daily Freeman reports that Democrat Jen Metzger and Republican Jim Quigley, the two candidates for Ulster County executive, will participate in a forum sponsored by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 1, three days after voting began. Both candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves to members of the local business community and then answer questions about issues of importance to chamber members. The League of Women Voters will assist at the event. Metzger and Quigley are looking to fill the unexpired term of former County Executive Pat Ryan, who resigned in September to serve as the representative of New York's 19th Congressional District. Quigley is a certified public accountant and former chief fiscal officer of Rothschild Realty Management, in New York City. He ran unsuccessfully for county comptroller in 2008 and has served as the town of Ulster supervisor since 2010. In addition to running as a Republican, he will appear on the Conservative line on the November ballot. Metzger is a former member of the Rosendale Town Board and served in the state Senate from 2019 to 2020. She is currently a member of the state Cannabis Control Board and of the Ulster County Land Bank. Metzger will hold the Democratic and Working Families party lines on the ballot. Voting takes place now through November 8, and the winner will serve through December 31, 2023. Read more in the Daily Freeman.