TO: Interested Parties

DATE: February 6, 2019

CONTACT: Evan Chernack, 516-512-1086 (


Plattekill Makes First Committee Endorsement in Executive Race and Endorses Pat Ryan

Gardiner, NY – Yesterday, candidate for Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan became the first candidate to receive an endorsement from a Democratic Committee when the Plattekill Democratic Committee overwhelmingly voted to support Ryan for the office.

“This is the first endorsement of any candidate in the race for Ulster County Executive and highlights the strong support for our campaign all across the county,” said Ryan. “Our message – of enacting a Green New Deal, accelerating economic development, and advancing social justice –  is already resonating with voters. I’m honored and humbled to have the Plattekill Democratic Committee’s endorsement, and look forward to working together to make Ulster County a better place.”

Ryan previously committed himself to hold office hours as County Executive in every municipality at least once a year, in an effort to make himself more accessible to residents. He is the only candidate to publicly state that they will not accept any campaign contributions from corporate PACs or LLCs.


Pat Ryan is a fifth generation Ulster County resident and a native of Kingston, NY. He graduated from West Point and served two combat tours in Iraq, before returning home to start two businesses to deliver better technology to our troops overseas. Pat was the runner-up in the Democratic primary for U.S. Congress in New York’s 19th District. Pat resides in Gardiner, NY, with his wife, Rebecca.