John R. Parete

2020: Chair, Audit Committee

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
Post Office Box 1
Boiceville, NY 12412
Cell Phone: 
(845) 332-5438

Legislative Information

Chair of Committee:
Party Enrollment: 
Democrat
Party Affiliation: 
Republican
Conservative
Independence

Background -+

John Parete is a proud business owner and community servant.  With his wife Barbara, he is co-owner/operator, of the Boiceville Inn located on Route 28 in Boiceville.  For over forty years, this family owned and operated restaurant has been a meeting place and celebration location for generations of families.  Often over a beer or burger, John has listened and responded to the concerns of the community. 

John is a dedicated family man. He’s enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage to his loving wife, is the proud father of four adult children, and is a doting grandfather of seven! He has repeatedly spoken about how fortunate he is that his children all live in Ulster County; making him luckier than most. One of John’s priorities in the Ulster County Legislature is focusing on effective economic development that provides real opportunities for good paying jobs to keep families right here in Ulster County. 

Second only to family is John’s commitment to public service. John spent many years as a volunteer firefighter, and baseball and football coach in the Onteora School District. Since the 1970s he has served the people of Ulster County in various professional capacities, including Ulster County Director of Personnel, Purchasing Director, Finance Director, member of Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency Board of Directors, appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Ulster County Democratic Committee Chairman, and Ulster County Board of Elections Commissioner, to name just a few. 

He joined his sons, Robert and Richard, in the Ulster County Legislature in 2012, when he was first elected to represent the residents of the Towns of Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive and Shandaken. He served as Chairman of the Legislature from 2014 – 2015 and continued to serve as District 22 Legislator through 2017. 

John returns to the Legislature with the vast knowledge he has developed over decades of community and public service.  He knows what it’s like to run a business, employ workers, pay bills, volunteer in the community, coach sports, and work across party lines to accomplish things that make a real difference in the lives of hardworking Ulster County residents. 

His priorities remain developing affordable housing for residents, especially seniors and young adults, addressing the opioid crisis, focusing on economic development and job creation through investment in infrastructure, and supporting the Ulster County Community College. He proudly wears an apron displaying a vote for the PIZZA PARTY and asserts that he will work with anyone, regardless of party affiliation, whose focus and intention is to serve the people of Ulster County. 

 

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2020-2021 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Meeting of the
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Wed, Sep 2, 2020
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 18, 2020
Wed, Aug 5, 2020
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 21, 2020
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 14, 2020
Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Absent

Meeting of the
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2016-2017

Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Absent

2016-2017

Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 9, 2016
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

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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2020 Votes

Yes Votes

Wed, Sep 2, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 308
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 309
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 317
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 318
Tue, Sep 1, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 301
Tue, Sep 1, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 313
Mon, Aug 17, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 237.1
Wed, Aug 5, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 287
Wed, Aug 5, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 292
Wed, Aug 5, 2020 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 293

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

This legislator has no sponsored legislation.

This legislator has no sponsored legislation.

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Votes from previous terms

Yes Votes

2020-2021

No Votes

2014-2015

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded