Chris Allen

Legislator,
District No. 2- Town of Saugerties, Village of Saugerties

Contact Information

Where: 
P.O. Box 283,
Lake Katrine, NY 12449
Phone: 
(845) 232-6076

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Republican
Green
Working Families
Independence

Background -+

Ulster County Legislator Chris Allen is a Saugerties native, representing Legislative District 2 that includes Barclay Heights, the Village of Saugerties and Malden. Chris is an ardent supporter of bi-partisan politics and prides himself on his problem solving abilities.

Born and raised in Saugerties, Allen is the son of the Albert and Frieda Allen and a graduate of Saugerties High School.

Clearly Allen believes in the importance of lifelong learning. He began his higher education at Ulster County Community College and earn his Associates Degree then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree focused on Speech Communication from SUNY Oneonta, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Studies from SUNY Binghamton University, a Master’s Degree in Industrial

Labor Relations from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Communication Theory from Northern Colorado University.

Allen is strong advocate for quality health care. Diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2008, he understands firsthand the devastating issues faced by people with chronic illness.

Allen also recognizes the importance of continued funding for mental health treatment within Ulster County. He recently promised, “to fight to keep a continual steam of funding for mental health treatment within Ulster County.”

Allen prides himself on working hard to resolve constituent concerns. Since January 2014, Legislator Allen has worked with government officials in the Town and Village of Saugerties to repair local roads and highways, address residential concerns about clean drinking water and to facilitate a review of telecommunications-related infrastructural weakness around Saugerties. Legislator Allen has also facilitated for the repair of an extremely dangerous railroad crossing along the CSX railroad lines at Doyle’s Lane in Saugerties and worked with county officials to have dangerous trees removed from county property where the trees were posing immediate danger to the safety and welfare of residents in Barclay Heights. Allen has also assisted numerous constituents with various issues and problems related to their vehicle being damaged by a county vehicle and their applications for public assistance. These constituents actually did not live in Legislative District 2, and Legislator Allen assisted them towards resolving their issues which is emblematic of the strong working relationship that he has with his 2 fellow Saugerties Legislators. 

Other important issues that Allen advocates for include the protection of critical environmental areas like the Esopus Creek, encouraging Ulster County to market Saugerties to companies that would come to the area without the enticement of property tax breaks, and he hopes to begin discussions with the state university system to build a college campus in Saugerties.

Allen is a tireless supporter of Saugerties and Ulster County and has pledged to address the important issues that plague Saugerties and Ulster County with logically constructed ideas.

Additional Information -+

None at this time.

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

jump to:  absent

2016-2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Mon, Dec 4, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Dec 4, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Absent

Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

jump to:  absent

Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Dec 3, 2015

jump to voted:  no | abstained | no vote

2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 444
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 446
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Refer Resolution No. 445 to Energy and Environment Committee
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 447
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 448
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 449
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 450
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 451
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 453 As Amended
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 454

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Amending The Rules Of Order To Ensure Standing Committee Assignments Correspond With The Term Of The Legislature
  • Amending The Rules Of Order To Ensure Standing Committee Assignments Correspond With The Term Of The Legislature
  • Amending The Rules Of Order To Ensure Standing Committee Assignments Correspond With The Term Of The Legislature
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 20 Of 2016 (A Local Law Amending The Ulster County Charter, (Local Law No. 2 Of 2006), And Amending The Administrative Code For the County Of Ulster, (Local Law No. 10 Of 2008), To Modify The Term Of The Chairman Of The Legislature) To Be Held On...
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 20 Of 2016 (A Local Law Amending The Ulster County Charter, (Local Law No. 2 Of 2006), And Amending The Administrative Code For the County Of Ulster, (Local Law No. 10 Of 2008), To Modify The Term Of The Chairman Of The Legislature) To Be Held On...
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 20 Of 2016 (A Local Law Amending The Ulster County Charter, (Local Law No. 2 Of 2006), And Amending The Administrative Code For the County Of Ulster, (Local Law No. 10 Of 2008), To Modify The Term Of The Chairman Of The Legislature) To Be Held On...
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment Causing The Aggregate Amendment Amount To Be In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – James McGuiness & Associates Inc.– Department Of Social Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Berkshire Farm Center & Services For Youth – Department Of Social Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Family Of Woodstock Inc. – Department Of Social Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Family Of Woodstock Inc. – Department Of Social Services

jump to voted:  no | abstained | no vote

Votes from previous terms