James Delaune

Legislator,
District No. 17 - Town of Esopus, Town of New Paltz

Contact Information

Where: 
212 Plutarch Road
Highland, NY 12428
Phone: 
(914) 475-4342

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat

Background -+

Jim Delaune moved to Ulster County in 1987, attracted by the natural beauty, rich culture, diversity and opportunities that Ulster County offers. At the time, he held the position of Executive Director of the City of Newburgh’s Economic and Community Development Office. During this period he developed many unique economic development programs that focused on job creation and strengthening the municipality’s tax base.  Jim has both served on and chaired the Town of New Paltz’s Clean Water and Open Space Commission, in addition to sitting on the Village of New Paltz’s Revolving Loan Committee and the Orange County’s Agricultural Plan Implementation Committee.

After 20 years of public service, James retired and has spent the last 10 years as the executive director of the Orange County Land Trust. The Land Trust has become the voice of, and a catalyst for, voluntary conservation of land in the county. The Land Trust strives to protect the natural and agricultural heritage of the county, working with farmers and other landowners who wish to keep their land untouched by future development.  He is committed to ensuring that Ulster County continues to move towards greater economic vitality and environmental sustainability.

He began his college education at Rider University and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Jersey.

An important aspect of his life is his family, his wife Sophie and daughter Shar.  Legislator Delaune views his service to the constituents of the 17th District as both an honor and a privilege.

Terms Served

2016-2017

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2016-2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Absent

Meeting of the
Tue, May 9, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, May 16, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Absent

No absences recorded

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 488
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 489
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 491
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 492
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 493
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 495
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 497
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 498
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 499
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 502

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • 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
  • Re-Authorizing the Update of the County-Wide Economic Development Strategy Ulster Tomorrow
  • Re-Authorizing the Update of the County-Wide Economic Development Strategy Ulster Tomorrow
  • Re-Authorizing the Update of the County-Wide Economic Development Strategy Ulster Tomorrow
  • Providing For The Burial Of Spouses Of Veterans In The Ulster County Veterans’ Cemetery – Veterans’ Service Agency

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Votes from previous terms

Abstained

No votes recorded