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Sunday, August 9, 2009
By Jean C. Jacobs August 9, 2009
Let the record show the following: When I campaigned in Ward 5. I carried two flyer's that I designed and printed at Catskill Art Supply in an Electric Pink, which read as follows:
Flyer for Legislator:
THE PEOPLES CHOICE
ELECT JEAN JACOBS
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR LEGISLATOR
DISTRICT 12 COUNTY OF ULSTER
I have been a volunteer for over 35 years serving the people of Ulster County and the City of Kingston. ”Together We Can Make a Difference"
Flyer for Alderman Primary:
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
THE PEOPLES CHOICE
ELECT JEAN JACOBS
ALDERMAN WARD 5,
CITY OF KINGSTON
Everyone can make a difference when they exercise their right to vote for the Candidate that will make a difference in Ward 5. I ask for your support and VOTE for me as your Republican Alderman Candidate in the City of Kingston Republican Primary, on Tuesday September 15, 2009.
”Together we can Make a Difference”
FACT: Let me assure the public there was never fraud or deception in my campaign speech with the residents in Ward 5. They can support my statement when I visited their homes. I have never been or will be ashamed to serve my people. I will give you the list of the names and you can ask them directly, if there was ever a time that I deceived or mislead them.
FACT: On July 16, at 2:17 PM: Jean Jacobs turned into the Ulster County Board Of Elections the necessary amount of petition signatures required to run in the Republican Primary for Alderman in Ward 5 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
FACT: On July 16, 2009 at 2:17 PM: Jean Jacobs turned in only 8 signatures to run for Legislature in District 12, County of Ulster. Additional signatures carried by 3 committeemen out of 16 eligible to carry were a total of 12 signatures which was a grand total of 20. A total of 49 signatures were required to be a candidate for District 12 Legislator. Therefore from the very beginning the amount of signatures collected for Legislator District 12 for Jean Jacobs was not sufficient to run for office.
FACT: July 17, 2009 Jean Jacobs received a Memo from Thomas Turco, Commissioner and Ms. Kathy Mihm, stating that Pursuant to the provisions of the Section 6-144 of the New York State Education Law that through a petition filed in this office, that Jean Jacobs was nominated as a candidate for public office by the Republican Party, to be voted for at the Primary Election to be held on September 15, 2009. My acceptance was filed by the Board of Elections for this position. I never received an acceptance for County Legislator District 12
FACT: June 20, 2009 at 5:40 PM: I requested a statement while at the Board of Elections office as it relates to running for two positions: A member of the Board of Elections obtained this for me per my request. No County Legislator shall hold at any time any other elective public office.
FACT: July 20, 2009 Jean Jacobs states, “she did not hold any other elective public office position when she carried petitions for Republican Alderman Ward 5 and Republican Legislator District 12”.
FACT: July 20, 2009, SPECIFICATION OF OBJECTIONS filed by the Attorney for member of the community states the following objections: Whereas the undersigned did heretofore and on July 20, 2009 file with the Board of Elections of the County of Ulster, NY objections to the designating petition filed July 16, 2009 in the office of the Board of Elections of Ulster County, New York purporting that JEAN JACOBS , 139 Wall Street, Kingston, New York 12401 as a candidate of the Republican Party for the office of the Ulster County Legislator for District 12 to be voted on at the primary election t be held on September 15, 2009 ; NOW THEREFORE , the undersigned, pursuant to Section 6-154 of the Election Law of the State of New York and other provisions of the law applicable hereto, does hereby specify and amplify the following as grounds of their objections to said petition; to wit: (1) the petition is defective and void because it fails to comply with the provisions of Article 6 of the election law of the State of New York with respect to designating petitions in that it does not contain a sufficient number of valid signatures of voters duly registered and entitled to vote for the position of Legislator for District of the Ulster County Legislature and enrolled as members of the Republican Party. The petition contains 20 signatures of persons enrolled in the Republican Party and eligible to vote for the office of District 12 of the Ulster County Legislature. The minimum number of such enrolled voters of the Republican Party required to qualify a candidate for office is forty-nine (49). That said nomination or designation is therefore null and void.
FACT: On July 24, 2009: Mr. Richard T. Cahill Sr., a resident of Ward 5 in the City of Kingston, County of Ulster and State of New York filed objections to Jean Jacobs, petitions for Alderman in Ward 5, City of Kingston.
FACT: July 24, 2009 Jean Jacobs received another Memo from the Board of Elections from Commissioners Mr. Thomas Turco and Ms. Kathy Mihm stating that, please be advised that Specific Objections to your designating petitions have been filed with the Ulster County Board of Elections. A copy of said objections is hereby attached. A meeting of the Board of Elections will be convened on Tuesday July 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM.
FACT: On July 28, 2009: Jean Jacobs attended the Specific Objections meeting as it related to Designating petitions of Jean Jacobs for office of Alderman, Ward 5, City of Kingston. While I was in attendance at the meeting with the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners the objection to my petitions for Ward 5 Alderman in the City of Kingston by Mr. Richard T. Cahill Sr. was unanimously denied. Therefore the petition is deemed valid.
FACT: On July 28, 2009: Jean Jacobs attended the Specific Objections meeting as it related to Designating petitions of Jean Jacobs for the office of Ulster County Legislator, District 12. A member of the community objected to the Republican Designating petition for the office of Ulster County Legislator District 12. The objection was unanimously upheld. Therefore the petition for legislator District 12 is deemed invalid.
FACT: On July 29, 2009: I received by mail a Memorandum from the Board of Elections Commissioner Thomas Turco and Commissioner Kathy Mihm stating that an appeal must be filed 3 days from this ruling that was made by the Board of Elections. The Board of Elections ruled in Jean Jacobs favor regarding Mr. Richard Cahill Sr., objection to the Republican Designating petition of Jean Jacobs for the office of Alderman, Ward 5, City of Kingston. THE OBJECTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY DENIED. Therefore the petition is deemed valid. Jean Jacobs Alderman petitions were deemed valid at this time and Jean Jacobs Legislature petitions did not have enough signatures to validate her candidacy for the position of Legislator in District 12 County of Ulster.
FACT: On July 28, 2009 while attending my monthly Republican Committee meeting I was served with papers by a Republican Committeemen while sitting at the meeting with fellow committeemen which stated as follows:. SUPREME COURT OF STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ULSTER Richard T. Cahill Sr. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE against THOMAS TURCO AND KATHLEEN MIHM As Commissioners of the Ulster County Board and Jean Jacobs :
FACT: July 29, 2009 Order to Show Cause filed by Mr. Richard T. Cahill Sr. Declares invalid the designating petitions filed on behalf of respondent JEAN JACOBS purporting to designate her as a candidate of the Republican Party for election to the public office of Alderman for Ward 5 of the City of Kingston at a primary election to take place on September,15, 2009.
1. Mandating that respondents THOMAS TURCO AND KATHY MIHM as Commissioners of the Ulster County Board of Elections, produce upon the hearing of this Order to Show Cause the aforesaid petition purporting to designate Respondent Jean Jacobs as a candidate of the Republican Party for election to the public office of Alderman for the 5 and the aforesaid petition purporting to designate Jean Jacobs as a candidate of the Republican Party at a primary election to take place, on September 15, 2009.
FACT: August 4, 2009: Jean Jacobs appeared in Supreme Court before the Honorable Judge.
FACT: August 4, 2009: Verified Answer: presented in Supreme Court by the Ulster County Attorney representing the Board of Elections. Verified Answer as Ulster County Attorney: Section 16-102 (2) of the Election Law requires that a Supreme Court “proceeding with respect to a petition shall be instituted within fourteen days after the last day to file a petition, or within three business days after the officer or board with whom or which such petition was filed makes a determination of invalidity with respect to such petition, whichever is later….” The last day to file Designating petitions was July 16, 2009. The Ulster County Board of Elections made its determination invalidating the Designating Petition of respondent Jean Jacobs for Ulster County Legislator on July 28, 2009. Thus, the last day to institute a PROCEEDING in Supreme Court regarding that determination was July 31st, 2009. That time has passed and respondent Jean Jacobs has failed to commence any proceedings whatsoever appealing that determination.
FACT: August 4, 2009: # (8) On the Verified Answer: Prepared by Ulster County Attorney : As the foregoing shows, Respondent, Jean Jacobs, is only running for one public office, that of Alderman of the City of Kingston, Ward 5. Thus the Petition herein is moot.
FACT: August 4, 2009: On the Verified Answer Prepared by the Ulster County Attorney Respondents Mr. Thomas Turco Board of Elections Commissioner and Ms. Kathy Mihm Board of Elections Commissioner request that the Petition be dismissed.
FACT: August 6, 2009: Appeared in Supreme Court with my attorney Mr. Jonathan Sennett for a hearing trial.
FACT: August 7, 2009: Received acknowledgement from my Attorney Mr. Sennett the ruling as it related to this case at 4:45pm. I have not had the opportunity to review the ruling which is pending our review and I really can’t speak to this issue at this time.
These are the facts. I did not attack anyone in my presentation and therefore the judicial system is in control of the outcome. I respect them in their decision making. This does not mean I agree but respect is earned for the professionals defending the public.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I am so disturbed at what I have read tonight that I had to offer my comments to all political parties and citizens of my community. The comments posted on Mr. Richard Cahills blog is a disgrace regarding Alderman Mr. Thomas Hoffay. Mr. Hoffay I apologize to you from my heart for being put in this position of attack by someone that has never ever grown up to face the reality that this is not the way you win elections or popularity. I have found that 99.9 per cent of the politicians in this world are good people. They are dedicated, caring, honest, compassionate and want to solve problems and improve the lives of their constituents and their communities. How can Mr. Cahill consider himself a REPUBLICAN LEADER when he has the audacity to post such comments about another individual? I can assure all Republicans, Democrats, Independence, Conservative, Working Families and NOP'S that I do not and will not support personal attacks. Mr. Hoffay I look forward to working with you, so together we can continue to Preserve the Future and the Heritage of our fine city.
Former Republican Chairman
City of Kingston
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So much to do and not enough time. See you out and about over the next several months making a difference in your community.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
"THE TEAM THAT CARES" leader Jean Jacobs calls for action!!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
One of my goals, when I served as the Republican Chairman in the City of Kingston, was to develop a unified effort in making the people realize they had the power to make change. We can create this machine of opportunity and the time is now.
Where are our LEADERS? Where is the noise and your willingness to serve?
The POWER OF THE PEOPLE is a powerful machine and "We the People" have the ability to make change.
Make some noise. Your comments please!!!!!!
Committed to Excellence
Monday, April 13, 2009
Several weeks ago I posted on my blog the need for citizens to make a commitment and consider running for the Kingston City School Board. The time is now for concerned citizens to step up or step aside. The clock is ticking and time is running out. Please set aside some time and consider taking the challenge and run for the Kingston City School Board. You can make a difference. Please contact 'THE TEAM THAT CARES ' if you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Kingston City School Board. 338-1366 or 331-7497.
This weekend Saturday April 18, 2009 will mark the 13th, Annual Kids Classic in the City of Kingston. BRAVO to Mr. Dan Bigelow who was the original founder of the Kids Classic in 1996. Mr. Bigelow was the Principal of the J.W. Bailey Middle School at that time and I had the privilege of working with him that year serving as a parent volunteer for the PTA. His dream is a living testimony to him today and all of the children that he influenced as a LEADER and EDUCATOR for over thirty years in the Kingston City School District. Good Luck to all of the KIDS this Saturday that will be participating. I will be there to cheer you on!!!!!!!!! KUDOS now to the YMCA KIDS CLASSIC.
The KICK OFF on Sunday April 26, 2009 will mark the celebration of the 28th Kingston Classic 10K Race in the City of Kingston. This is a wonderful day to bring people together and prove to yourself you can do this. I have run this race for many years with friends and family. I look forward to seeing you there!!!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I feel I have a professional obligation and a responsibility to inform my public regarding my service to you as the Republican City Chairman in the City of Kingston from February 2006 until January 2009. I announced on my blog several weeks ago that I would keep the public updated and I have honored that commitment in my announcement today. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you and I look forward working with all of you in the future.
In response to the Kingston Times article on March 19, 2009 "He's the boss" I offer this statement. The article states, that current Chairman brushed aside complaints made by former committee boss Jean Jacobs that her ouster violated party by-laws. My ouster absolutely did violate the party by-laws and if you are a true leader who combines high ethics with a genuine concern for others, personal competence, and fairness in the exercise of power, you will inspire trust and realize that actions like this can only hurt society. As leaders, we know that personal ethics are the foundation of our relationship to the rest of society. We all need hero's and people with high ideals to inspire us.
I can assure you that I will continue to pursue my quest in determining my rights in this issue. Ladies and Gentlemen it is not about 'Who's The Boss' it is about working for the citizens of the City of Kingston. Each of us has a personal responsibility for ethical behavior and a sincere respect for each other. Lack of respect for each other creates a divide that will create a negative power within any establishment.
During my term as the Republican City Committee Chairman I made many wonderful acquaintances and worked with so many wonderful people, many Republican Leaders, Committeemen and above all the citizens of the City of Kingston. I knocked on many a door and I was always welcomed with such a warm sense of hospitality. We serve in these positions to make the world a better place and we inspire our children to realize the importance of giving back to their community when they grow up and become parents.
Please be advised that the Ulster County Lawyer for the Republican Party, someone I never met took control of my position and based a decision of my removal on an opinion. I can assure each and everyone of you that their are rules and regulations that govern and protect the position of a Party Chairman. I will keep my public informed with the truth as it relates to this issue but more importantly I ask each and everyone of you to become involved in your community. For over thirty five years I have served my community in many areas of public service. It is time for new leadership, and a new direction by restoring hope to the people. I have a wealth of knowledge over my years of public service which will serve as an asset in determining the future of our fine city.
Preserve our Heritage by Working Together to Improve our Community.
Thank you for listening.
Jean C. Jacobs
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
"THE TEAM THAT CARES"
KICKS OFF THEIR 2009-2010 CAMPAIGN FOR CANDIDATES
KINGSTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION
"YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE "
KINGSTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROJECTED DRAFT BUDGET $141,000.000 MILLION DOLLARS 2009-2010
PRESENT BUDGET $137,000.000 MILLION 2008-2009
CAN YOU AFFORD THIS ON YOUR PRESENT INCOME?
THE AVERAGE SALARY IN THIS AREA IS $28,000-$35,000?
- The First Public Vote for the Kingston City School District Budget Vote was on May 20, 2008:
- Results: 2351 YES 2671 NO. THE 2008-2009 KCSD BUDGET WENT DOWN BY 320 VOTES.
- The Second Public Vote for the Kingston City School District Budget Vote was June 17, 2008:
- Results: 2,802 YES and 2557 NO. The 2008-2009 KCSD BUDGET PASSED BY 215 VOTES.
- We have a very serious financial breakdown and "THE TEAM THAT CARES" will demand a 0 TAX Increase AND SO SHOULD EVERY CITIZEN AND TAXPAYER. We recognize the fact that expenses increase but we are facing such economic failure and our Leaders should be making every effort to conserve. The three current BOE incumbents are running again this year. I am currently asking interested candidates to step up to the plate and consider running for the Kingston City School District Board of Education. Last year one candidate was elected from the "THE TEAM THAT CARES" Ms. Pam Boyle WITH 1743 VOTES. All three candidates for "THE TEAM THAT CARES" can run on one petition and 100 registered voter signatures are required. PETITION’S ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT CROWN STREET AT THIS TIME.
- So often people think that we are advocates against education. This is absolutely not the case. No one has supported education more than I have for over 35 years. The cost of education has escalated to the level of SPENDING MORE does not always mean a better education.
- PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CANDIDATE FOR THE KCSD BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Jean Jacobs, Former School Board President
- E-mail email@example.com
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Where: Keegan Ales
Address: 20 St. James Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Downtown Café will provide hors d'oeuv The res and Sonando will provide music.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Jean..Have posted this here to let your followers know that if justice is served, you remain the City Chair inspite of what is commented elsewhere. Oh, happy day!!..The City Republican Committee once again under the leadership of Anthony Sinagra who was a candidate for alderman seat in 2005 and tried to sneak Conservative petitions through with the help of Richard T. Cahill, Jr who actually did not personally witness signatures. And Bruce McLean who in 2003 criticizes a local non-profit of not paying their taxes, when what do you know? Mr. McLean doesn’t pay his taxes on time either. Talk about calling the kettle black. Oh, his excuse was he forgot. Whoops!! All big NO-NOS. These are the very people who think they are leaders who will take credit for moving the City forward? Respectable, dignified and ingenuous? You must be kidding. We are doomed. I am horrified that they would allow such a thing to happen to such a compassionate and sincere person. This does not set the tone for the future of the community.
January 30, 2009 11:27 PM