Hector S. Rodriguez

2016-2017, Minority Leader, Ulster County Legislature

2016-2017, Deputy Chairman, Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit Committee

2012 - 2013, Deputy Chairman, Social Services Committee

2013, 2010 - 2011, Minority Whip, Ulster County Legislature

2010 - 2011, Deputy Chairman, Economic Development and Tourism

2010, Deputy Chairman, Governmental Services, Environmental and Administrative Committee

2006 - 2009, Chairman, Economic Development, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee

 

Legislator,
District No. 20 - Town of New Paltz, Village of New Paltz

Contact Information

Where: 
PO Box 571
69 Main Street,
New Paltz, NY 12561
Cell Phone: 
(845) 401-2000

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Working Families

Background -+

A Legislator for over a decade, Hector Rodriguez has spent much of his adult working career in public service, public advocacy and policy making.  Since the tender age of 19, Hector has worked at every level of government including Special Assistant on Economic Development and Intern at the White House Office of Legislative Affairs during the Clinton Administration, Personal Assistant to Senator Torricelli (D-NJ),; Community Outreach Planner for Scenic Hudson, Economic Development specialist for the City of Newburgh, Hudson Valley Representative for New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, Government and Campaign consultant for numerous local and state candidates and consultant to Birchez Associates, a developer of senior affordable housing throughout the Hudson Valley.  Currently, Hector works in communication relations for the Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

Hector has previously served his local community on New Paltz Town Planning Board, the Town of Plattekill Planning Board, Library Board, Rotarian, and New York League of Conservation Voters.  Hector is a member of the Hispanic Coalition of New York.

Hector has been an ardent supporter of affordable housing.  “I grew up in Ulster County and I find it unfortunate that so many of us cannot find housing to own or rent. Whether you are in the market to buy a house or a renter, like myself, here in Ulster County, the end result is we are losing our older residents and young families.”

As a Legislator, Rodriguez has served as Chair of the Economic Development, Planning, Housing and Transit Committee, Environment Committee, and Government Reform Committee. In his first month in office, Hector authorized the first update of the County-wide open space plan since 1971.  Hector served at Minority Leader in 2012. 

Rodriguez is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Service.  Hector has served on several boards and committees including the New York League of Conservation Voters, Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Ulster County Community Action, Grace Smith House and other boards. He is currently the NYS Democratic Committeeman for the 103rd Assembly District.

Hector is a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He is a life long resident of southern Ulster County and currently lives in the Village of New Paltz.

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Tue, Dec 5, 2017
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Absent

Tue, May 2, 2017
Tue, Jun 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Tue, Oct 3, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Jul 9, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Jul 9, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 465
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 483
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 484
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 485
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 506
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 507
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 508
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 509
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 510
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 511

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Authorizing Preliminary Engineering And Incidental Right-Of-Way Costs For The Ulster County Midtown Linear Park, In And For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $165,000.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $165,000.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Establishing Capital Project No. 479 - Ulster County Midtown Linear Park (PIN 8761.82) - Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute Agreements, Certifications And Reimbursement Requests For Federal Aid On Behalf of Ulster County With The New York State Department Of...
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Grant Agreement With The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation For The Ashokan Rail Trail Project
  • Authorizing The Purchase Of The County’s Share Of The Acquisition Of An Agricultural Conservation Easement Or Rights Of Interest In Such Land, For The Preservation Of Open Space And Farmland, In And For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $129,000.00, And Authorizing The...
  • Establishing Capital Project No. 515- Open Space And Recreation Fund: Taliaferro Farm Conservation Easement, Adopting SEQRA Negative Declaration, And Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute Documents- Department Of Planning
  • Reappointing Member And Alternate To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town Of Esopus
  • Reappointing Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town Of Denning – Department of Planning
  • Appointing Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – City Of Kingston
  • Authorizing The Purchase Of Mass Transit Buses, For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $1,837,909.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $1,837,909.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Establishing Capital Project No. 514 – Purchase of Mass Transit Buses – Amending the 2017 Capital Fund Budget – Ulster County Area Transportation (UCAT)

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Votes from previous terms

Abstained

No votes recorded