The future of Southern Ulster County

On Tuesday, leaders from around Ulster County, held a press conference to highlight the importance of the Nevele Casino Project.

This quote from today's event, sums up a bold vision for the future of Southern Ulster County:

"What we are talking about at it's heart, is putting an end to unemployment in Ellenville in our lifetime."

-Ulster County Executive Mike Hein

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!

May the holidays bring you and your family happiness and joy.

All the best,


The Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council endorses Tim Distel for County Legislator

I'm proud to announce the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed my campaign for County Legislator. The Trades Council is affiliated with 28 different organizations, which represents over 10,000 people in our area.

I would also like to note, that under the leadership of Todd Diorio, the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council has signed a Project Labor Agreement with the Nevele Investors. Because of the efforts of these two entities, our area will receive about 1,200 full-time jobs during the construction of the Nevele.(1)


Local Laborers 17 Endorses Tim Distel for County Legislator

Today, I was endorsed by Local Laborers 17. The Laborers' International Union of North America, is an organization that represents over 600,000 members nationwide and Local 17 represents 1200 in our area.

Maurice Hinchey Endorses Tim Distel For Legislator

Today, Former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, endorsed my campaign for County Legislator.

In his endorsement, he wrote:

"I am very proud to endorse Tim Distel to represent the communities of Shawangunk and Wawarsing in the Ulster County Legislature.

Two years ago, at the age of 21, Tim ran for the same seat and ended up losing by only 15 votes. We need to turn that around this year.

There are numerous challenges facing Southern Ulster County including a weakened economy, flood control, and investing in a 21st century economy to spur jobs and tax relief, while protecting our precious environment.

Tim has demonstrated he is ready to take on the problems facing his constituents, and the beautiful region in which we live. From organizing charitable events for senior citizens and fundraising for community groups, to serving on the Wawarsing Environmental Conservation Commission, he has worked hard to gain a deep understanding of the community. I believe he is more than capable of leading the community to a better future.

Please join me in supporting the next generation of leadership, and elect Tim Distel to be your Ulster County Legislator on November 5th.

I thank you.


Maurice Hinchey"

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli endorses Tim Distel for Legislator

Today I received an endorsement from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

"Tim Distel is a lifelong resident of Southern Ulster County. Over the last few years, he has demonstrated leadership and passion for his community by hosting charitable events and by working to develop a plan to solve many of the long standing issues facing Southern Ulster County.

If elected, Tim Distel will be accountable to the people of his community and serve as a fiscally responsible representative of his district."

-NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

A nice weekend in Southern Ulster

On Saturday, I attended a delicious chicken BBQ at the Walker Valley Firehouse and had a nice time with some great people.

Afterwards, I attended the annual Ellenville Hospital dinner. As you can see by the photo, it was a packed house. It was great to see a preview of the hospital's ambitious future plans and a large turnout to support a great institution.

CSEA Endorses Tim Distel for Legislator

I'm proud to announce that I was endorsed by the CSEA.

HVALF Endorses Tim Distel for Legislator

Yesterday, I was endorsed by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation. This organization represents over 13,000 working class families, all across the Hudson Valley.

SEIU 200 United Endorses Tim Distel

A few days ago, I was endorsed by the SEIU Local 200united. This organization is affiliated with the larger SEIU organization, which represents millions of hardworking Americans all across the U.S.


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