Democrat and Working Families Party candidate Jen Metzger was elected to the Office of Ulster County Executive last week, defeating Republican and Conservative Party opponent, James Quigley, III by over 10 points.
“I am deeply honored by the overwhelming support of Ulster County voters, and I’m excited to get to work on the transition in the coming weeks before taking office on January 1. Thank you to everyone who supported my candidacy, to my campaign staff, and to the many volunteers around the county who worked tirelessly on this grassroots campaign,” said Jen Metzger. “I look forward to building on the great work of former County Executive Pat Ryan, in partnership with the County Legislature and our communities. Together, we can create a resilient, sustainable, and thriving local economy that leaves no one behind.”
Metzger will take office on January 1, 2023, to fill the vacancy created by former County Executive Pat Ryan’s election to Congress, and will serve out the remaining year of his four-year term, relieving Acting County Executive Johanna Contreras, who was designated by Ryan in accordance with the County Charter to serve until the next election.
Metzger is a former State Senator and Rosendale Town Council Member currently serving on the New York State Cannabis Control Board.