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In Kinderhook, Supervisor Grattan has served his last term

Feb 14, 2019 12:57 am
Richard Moody reports in Columbia-Greene Media that Kinderhook Town Supervisor Patrick Grattan is not running for a sixth term this year, and retiring after 30 years in public service. “I have had 10 wonderful years, five terms, serving as supervisor of the town and on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors,” Grattan, a Republican, said. “I am a believer in self-imposed term limits and I feel it is time to step aside and give someone else a chance to serve.” Grattan is currently majority leader on the county Board of Supervisors. He began as Kinderhook town councilperson in 1986 and also served as deputy supervisor for four years, and also as the town’s budget officer. Grattan was also mayor of the village of Valatie from 1991 to 1997 and also later was Valatie's village attorney and a member of the village planning board. “I love this country and the community because it provided me with so many opportunities,” Grattan said. “Public service was a way to give back to the community, a small way to give back for all it has done for me.” Dec. 31 will be his last day. Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.