Jonathan R. Heppner

2018-2019, Minority Whip

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 -+

 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, 2018-2019

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2018-2019 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 9, 2018
Meeting of the
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Absent

Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2016-2017

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Absent

2016-2017

Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Mon, May 8, 2017
Mon, Jun 5, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

No absences recorded

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2018 Votes

Yes Votes

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 283.2 As Amended
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 362
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 378
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Amend Resolution No. 283.2
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 363
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 379
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Amend Resolution No. 285.1
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 364
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 351
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 365

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

2017

  • Establishing A Policy For Ulster County Bus Advertising
  • Establishing A Policy For Ulster County Bus Advertising
  • FOR JULY INTRODUCTION - Establishing A Policy For Ulster County Bus Advertising
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 5 Of 2017, The Ulster County Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform and Accountability Law, To Be Held On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 At 6:25 PM
  • Opposing The Repeal Of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

2016

  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 13 of 2016, (A Local Law Amending The Code Of The County Of Ulster To Limit The Gifts That County Officers And Employees May Receive)
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 18 of 2016 (A Local Law Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity At Places Of Public Accommodation, Resort Or Amusement) To Be Held On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 At 6:25 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 18 of 2016 (A Local Law Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity At Places Of Public Accommodation, Resort Or Amusement) To Be Held On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 At 6:25 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 18 of 2016 (A Local Law Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity At Places Of Public Accommodation, Resort Or Amusement) To Be Held On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 At 6:30 PM
  • Condemning Violence And Hate Speech And Expressing Solidarity With All Those Targeted For Their Ethnicity, Race, Religion, Gender, Gender Identification, Or Political Views
  • Condemning Violence And Hate Speech And Expressing Solidarity With Muslims And All Those Targeted For Their Ethnicity, Race Or Religion
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 13 of 2016 (A Local Law Amending The Code Of The County Of Ulster To Limit The Gifts That County Officers And Employees May Receive) To Be Held On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 At 7:00 PM
  • Opposing The Re-License Of Certain Nuclear Generating Units
  • Reappointing – Commissioner Of Elections
  • Establishing A Policy Of Communication By And Between The Commissioner Of Public Works And The Public Works Committee In The Event A State Of Emergency Is Declared
  • Supporting The Passage Of A06090/S04280 To Authorize Ridesharing In The State Of New York

This legislator has no sponsored legislation.

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Votes from previous terms

Yes Votes

2018-2019

No votes recorded

No Votes

No votes recorded

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded

No votes recorded