TO: Interested Parties

DATE: February 11, 2019

CONTACT: Evan Chernack, 516-512-1086 (

New Paltz and Woodstock Town Supervisors Endorse Pat Ryan

Gardiner, NY – Today, Woodstock Town Supervisor Bill McKenna and New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez both announced their endorsements of Pat Ryan for Ulster County Executive – the first Town Supervisors to endorse in the race. This comes after Ryan became the only candidate to-date to have been endorsed by a town Democratic Committee, when he earned the endorsements of the Plattekill and Shawangunk Democratic Committees last week.
“I’m very proud to have the support of two great leaders, Bill McKenna and Neil Bettez, who know how to bring people together to get things done, and who have worked tirelessly to improve their communities,” said Ryan. “They understand the need for a County Executive with the leadership and executive experience to work collaboratively with our municipal governments and lead Ulster County forward.”


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.