TO: Interested Parties

DATE: February 10, 2019

CONTACT: Evan Chernack, 516-512-1086 (

Shawangunk Democrats Endorse Pat Ryan for Ulster County Executive

Gardiner, NY – Yesterday, candidate for Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan earned the endorsement of the Shawangunk Democratic Committee. Ryan, who was previously endorsed by the Plattekill Democratic Committee this past week, is currently the only candidate for County Executive to receive an endorsement from a local Democratic Committee.

“The Plattekill and now Shawangunk Democratic Committees’ endorsements highlight the 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 be the only candidate to have not just one, but two endorsements from town committees, and look forward to working with all of our towns when elected to make Ulster County a better place.”

Ryan previously committed himself to holding office hours in every municipality at least once a year as County Executive, 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.