John R. Parete

2016-2017, Chairman, Government Efficiency and Review

2014-2015, Chairman, Ulster County Legislature

2012 - 2013, Deputy Chairman, Public Works and Capital Projects Committee

Legislator,
District No. 22 - Towns of Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive and Shandaken

Contact Information

Where: 
3948 State Route 28, Apt. J,
Boiceville, NY 12412
Phone: 
(845) 657-8500
Home Phone: 
(845) 332-5438

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat

Background -+

Legislator John Parete is a proud business owner and community servant.  He is a co-owner, with his wife Barbara, of the Boiceville Inn located on Route 28.  For over forty years, this family owned and operated restaurant has been the meeting place and the celebration location for generations of families.  Whether over a beer or a burger, Legislator Parete has listened to and been responsive to concerns of the community.  His ear for issues, albeit a little worn but still strong, has led his visions for improving Ulster County.  He presented his vision for the Ulster County Legislature of “building consensus and not partisanship”.   

“I think we should try not to make issues out of little things.  Important issues require thoughtfulness and compromise.  We must try to remember that people with different political views are friends, neighbors and colleagues.  We share interests and goals that keep our differences in perspective. We must look forward.  Our function is to look ahead as best we can while reflecting on the past.”

Legislator Parete's vast knowledge has developed over decades of community service.  He previously served as the Ulster County Auditor, Director of Purchasing and Insurance, an Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency Board of Directors Member, Chairman of the Legislature, the Ulster County Democratic Chairman and the Democratic Commissioner for the Ulster County Board of Elections.  He joined his sons, Robert and Richard, as a Legislator when the Legislature moved to single member districts and serves his constituents of Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive and Shandaken.  As an appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chairman Parete sits on the Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors.  

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, May 16, 2017
Mon, May 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, May 9, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Absent

No absences recorded

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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
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Mon, Nov 16, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Wed, Jul 9, 2014
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 222
Tue, May 16, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 219
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Amend the Public Hearing time in Resolution No. 181
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Amend the Public Hearing time in Resolution No. 218
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 181 As Amended
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Amend the Contract in Resolution No. 149.1
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Amend Resolution No. 149.1 to add additional language
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 149.1 As Amended
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 204
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 218 As Amended

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Confirming Reappointment Of Member To The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
  • Calling Organizational Meeting Of 2015
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 16 of 2014 (A Local Law Establishing An Automatic Re-Canvassing Procedure In And For The County Of Ulster, State Of New York) To Be Held On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 At 7:05 PM
  • Establishing the Ulster County Coalition Against Narcotics
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2014, A Local Law To Provide For The Collection Of Delinquent Village Real Property Taxes
  • Creating An EMS Advisory Board For The County Of Ulster
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2014, A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 10 of 2008 (A Local Law Adopting An Administrative Code for the County of Ulster, State of New York) To Require Certain Resolutions Approving The Execution Of Contracts And Cont
  • Reappointing - Commissioner Of Elections
  • Rescinding Resolution No. 410 Of December 6, 2006 And Authorizing Ulster County To Pay For The Cost of Election Expenses Thereby Relieving The Various Municipalities Of Responsibility For Payment
  • Requiring The Payment Of A Living Wage To Employees Of Contractors And Sub-Contractors That Provide Services To The County Of Ulster

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Votes from previous terms

Abstained

No votes recorded