Richard A. Parete

2016-2017, Chairman, Energy and Environment Committee

2014 - 2015, Chairman, Audit Committee and Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee

2012 - 2013, Chairman, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee

2006, Chairman, Labor Relations and Negotiation Committee

Legislator,
District No. 18 - Town of Hurley, Town of Marbletown

Contact Information

Where: 
289 Cherry Hill Road,
Accord, NY 12404
Phone: 
(845) 687-4255
Cell Phone: 
(845) 797-4241

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Republican
Working Families
Independence
Reform

Background -+

Richard A. Parete is a seven term Legislator who has earned a reputation as the taxpayer’s watchdog.  After first being elected in 2002, Rich began the investigation of irregularities in the construction of the Ulster County Jail.  Since that time, Rich has worked tirelessly to insure that all Ulster County projects and programs are open and efficiently managed.

While not a typical legislation author, Rich makes people answer the questions that they do not necessarily want to have to answer.  He is an advocate for common sense and responsible government.   Rich is a strong proponent of Roberts Rules of Order and will often help keep the body on task and in compliance with it’s rules.  A perfect fit for the Chair of the Laws & Rules, Governmental Services Committee.

Rich works as a Verizon field technician and spends much of his time in and around Ulster County.  Rich is a member of the Marbletown Sportsman's Club and the Rondout Little League board, a Rondout Valley youth football coach, and a member of the Catskill Watershed Coalition Executive Board.  

Rich is a 1985 graduate of  Rondout Valley High School and a Syracuse University graduate.  Rich returned to Rondout Valley to continue the family tradition of coaching the youth wrestling teams. Rich appreciates the life lessons sports offers to these promising young athletes.   

Rich and his wife, Colleen, have a home in Accord where they live with their son.  They all enjoy an active schedule and are always on the go with many school, community, and family activities. 

Additional Information -+

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, May 16, 2017

Absent

Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Mon, Jul 10, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 8, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Mon, Nov 16, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Mon, Oct 19, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Meeting of the
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Tue, Jul 8, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Jul 9, 2014
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 342
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Amend Proposed Local Law No. 18 of 2016
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Amend Resolution No. 327
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 327
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 223.3
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 281.2
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 320
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 321
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 323
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 343

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Amending The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Policy To Exclude Personal Use By County Employees
  • Confirming Re-Appointment Of Member To The Ulster County Board Of Ethics
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – NCACOMP, Inc – Insurance Department
  • LATE - Nullifying Resolution No. 253 Of July 15, 2014, And Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Correctional Medical Care Inc., CBH Medical, P.C., And SM Dental, P.C. – Ulster County Sheriff
  • LATE - Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Correctional Medical Care– Ulster County Sheriff
  • Establishing A Policy For The Naming Of County-Owned Assets
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Suburban Restoration Co. Inc. – Public Works
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into a Lease Extension And Renewal Agreement With GD Realty Kingston, LLC For Office Space Located At 16 Lucas Avenue (Currently Occupied By Ulster County Family Court) – Department of Pu
  • Amending Resolution No. 268 Of July 15, 2014 By Removing Nine Parcels From The Scheduled Public Auction And Authorizing The Transfer Of Said Properties To The Town Of Wawarsing For Public Use And Benefit – Department of Finance
  • Authorizing the Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Agriculture And Markets For Funding For The Petroleum Products Quality Testing Program Weights And Measures

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Votes from previous terms