Thursday, March 26, 2009

From the Desk of Jean Jacobs

Dear Citizens of Kingston:

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


The day was next to perfect and the Annual Shamrock Run and Parade was a celebration to remember. I must extend KUDOS to Mr. Robert Ryan and TEAM for organizing a race that went off without a problem. This takes stellar leadership and dedication to our community. For many years I have always run the race with my four children Robin, Daniel, Jared and Jessica but today I ran solo. I was number 3147 when I registered today at 11:30 AM. I was so impressed with our youth and their energy at the race today. Many of the area schools had teams that ran in the race. Edson Elementary School and Miller Middle School won trophies. The gentleman that won the trip to Ireland had number 3145 and my number was just two numbers higher. Oh well there is always next year and the thrill of the day will remain with me for many weeks to come. See you all at the Annual Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!