Jonathan R. Heppner

Legislator,
District No. 23 - Town of Hurley, Town of Woodstock

Contact Information

Where: 
P.O. Box 1800,
Kingston, NY 12402
Phone: 
(845) 594-3141

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Working Families

Background -+

At age 28, Jonathan is currently the youngest serving member of the Legislature.  

Born and raised in Woodstock, he is proud to be building his life in the community he knows and cares so much about. His professional life has been committed to fighting for progressive values and working families. Prior to being elected to the Legislature, he served as an appointed member of the Woodstock Environmental Commission and is employed as the Deputy Press Secretary for the New York State Senate Democrats. Previously, he worked as the Communication Director for State Senator Terry Gipson and as a staff member for President Obama’s re-election campaign in the all-important state of Virginia.

Jonathan is a graduate of Onteora High School and Manhattanville College, where he received a BA in Communication. He hopes that his deep roots in the community and his professional experience will allow him to bring new energy, new ideas and long-term solutions to county government and the community.

As a Legislator, Jonathan's goals are

  • Ulster County Jobs: He is committed to creating greater job and career opportunities for all Ulster County residents, as well working towards making Ulster County more affordable for families, recent graduates and seniors. "We need to make it possible to retain our population - from graduation into retirement."
  • Smart Investments: "A thriving arts community is crucial to our local economy. I support smart investments on the county level that will assist our local arts and tourism programs as well as other small businesses."
  • Vital Support Services: He is committed to providing women and minority owned businesses with greater access to the tools they need to succeed. He is also committed to maintaining and expanding important county services that not only help people, but enhance the community as well, including: supporting victims of domestic violence, combating the heroin and opiate epidemic, working to aid veterans and improving access to public transportation.
  • Our Environment: As a former member of the Woodstock Environmental Commission and avid fisherman, he is dedicated to preserving the environment and to building a sustainable Ulster County. "We cannot afford to apply band-aid solutions to today's many environmental challenges. Nor can we bend to the whims of corporations that would exploit our precious natural resources."

Additional Information -+

Terms Served

2016-2017

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2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, May 16, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, May 9, 2017
Mon, May 1, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Absent

Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Mon, May 8, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Absent

No absences recorded

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

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 Amend the Public Hearing time in Resolution No. 218
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 218 As Amended
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 222
Tue, May 16, 2017 Vote to Amend the Public Hearing time in Resolution No. 181
Mon, May 1, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 191
Mon, May 1, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 199

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Opposing The Repeal Of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Votes from previous terms

Abstained

No votes recorded