Republicans from Claverack and Philmont gathered Tuesday night to endorse candidates for town offices in the upcoming November election.
Picking up unanimous endorsements at the caucus were Claverack Town Supervisor Kippy Weigelt, Town Councilmen Stephen Hook and Brian Keeler, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Mary Jeanne Hoose, and Town Highway Superintendent Lou Lamont.
Supervisor Weigelt addressed the crowd following the vote, thanking all for attending and reviewing some of the many successes and accomplishments the team of officials have had over the past term, including investments in infrastructure, improvements to the town park, development of a new town website, and the consolidation of town departments and services to reduce the cost of government.
Mary Jeanne Hoose, who has served as Claverack Town Clerk/Tax Collector for more than 20 years, remarked how well town government is operating since Weigelt took the helm back in 2014. “Claverack is working,” said Hoose, noting how “cooperatively and effectively the Supervisor and bipartisan Town Board work.”
Also attending the event and speaking with caucus goers were Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett, who is seeking reelection, and Republican candidate for County Coroner Roy Brown.