The first step in our effort to return government to the people is to elect candidates to office who will adhere to the Conservative Principles outlined on the Home Page. To achieve that, we endorsed the following candidates who have either proven themselves worthy by past actions or have shown promise for future actions.
For Town Board — Mary (Peg) Nau
Mary M. (Peg) Nau
Candidate for Election to Town Board
Appointed to Town Board November 2020
Address: 272 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: 845 246 6929
Married to John F. Nau, Jr .
One great grandchild.
Previous Work History:
Receiver of Taxes, Town of Saugerties July 1987 through June 2012
Clerk, Ulster County Board of Elections 1966 through 1968
Saugerties High School Graduate 1964
Ulster County Community College Attended 1964-1966
Treasurer Town of Saugerties Lifespring Adult Learning Community since January 2016
Past President and Current Member: Kiwanis Club of Saugerties
Past President and Current Member: The Monday Club of Saugerties
Current Member: League of Women Voters Mid Hudson
Current Member: Saugerties Society of Little Gardens
Current Committee Member: Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Contributing Artist to Yearly Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Street Art Project
Recipient of Ulster County Town Clerks and Tax Collectors and Deputies Association
“Tax Collector of the Year Award” 2004/2005
For Town Board — Zach Horton
I have the luxury and privilege to say that Saugerties has been my home for all twenty-eight years of my life. I am engaged to be married this September to my fiancé, whom I met in high school. After graduating from Saugerties High School in 2010, I attended Ulster County Community College. From there, I transferred to the College of Saint Rose where I majored in behavioral law and criminology.
After I graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2015 with my BA, I went work for New York State. Since this time, I have been working for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the majority of the time in a supervisory capacity. My career has revolved around providing safety, security, and opportunity to the incarcerated youth of New York State. My main priority on a daily basis always remains the same — to help our vulnerable youth reconnect with their families by helping to provide the best services and counseling possible in efforts to safely and successfully reintegrate our youth back into their community. In addition, for the last two years I have been working directly with a young man with developmental disabilities. I work side-by-side with this young man's family to help ensure that he has every possible opportunity to pursue his hobbies and interests with confidence and complete determination.
The greatest and most rewarding aspect of my career has been, and always will be, the ability to be a part of something that is greater than any one person. This is the mindset that I plan to bring to the Town of Saugerties — always recognizing and appreciating the reality that I am a part of something that is bigger than myself. I am a man of integrity, transparency, and accountability. I can say with complete confidence that these qualities will transpire to the appointment to local office.
I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the people of Saugerties with distinction, and act as a pillar of strength and voice of reason for the community.
For Highway Superintendent — Ray Mayone
It has been a long-term goal of mine to run for the position of Town of Saugerties Highway Superintendent. I am no stranger to the construction industry as I have owned and operated my own successful excavation business for over forty years. Throughout my years in business, I have worked to completion a wide variety of jobs and projects for residential, commercial and industrial businesses. Possessing years of experience in road construction, excavating, grading, septic systems, water and sewer installations, pond construction, foundations, water and sewer mains, hydrant, manhole, catch basin and storm drain installations. I was a foreman for many years of snow plowing for IBM. General contracting for years overseeing residential and commercial buildings. I have an excellent relationship with the area’s utility companies. I am the sole contractor responsible for the building of Bishops Gate Subdivision which was the largest subdivision of its time. Having wetland and pond mitigation experience helped to establish an excellent relationship with the Army Corp of Engineers in addition to receiving top reviews on wetland installation.
I am a Saugerties High School graduate and have been married for thirty-six years. My wife, Carol Ann and I have two sons, Raymond and Kevin and a daughter-in-law, Suzanne and one amazing Grandson, Luca.
Community dedication has always been important to our family. I have been a volunteer fireman for the Glasco Fire Department for over forty years. I was a past Captain and now a current member of the Executive Committee. Additionally, a board member for the Town of Saugerties Water and Sewer Board, Member of the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce, Board Member on the Ulster County Fair Board, Member of the Agricultural Society. Sponsored and contributed to many athletic teams and leagues.
You may have seen or even taken a ride on our horse & wagon for Christmas In The Village as for close to twenty years now, my wife and I donate wagon rides to our community for such organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Relay for Life, Mum Festival, Animal/Family Day at the Saugerties Farmer Market.
Additionally, I am a retired member of Laborers Local 17 Union which I was a member for over thirty years. I have OSHA and MSHA training, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Erosion & Sediment Control Training.
In closing, I have chosen to turn my expertise to the preservation and improvement of our town highways. I would like to put my experience as a successful businessman to work for the betterment of our town.
For Re-election as Town Clerk — Lisa Stanley
Lisa A. Stanley has been Saugerties’ town clerk since January 1, 2004. She is pleased to be endorsed by the Conservative Party; she is also endorsed by the Republican Party. There have been many changes to the Town Clerk's Office since 2004. New York State no longer licenses dogs for individual towns, so this is now done locally. Handicap tags are now issued through the Town Clerk's Office instead of the Police Department. The day-to-day work has been set up and logged through a computer program through Williamson Law. The office continues to do licensing of hunting, fishing, marriage; maintain vital records; issue permits for fireworks, mass gatherings, boat launch and generators. Working with deputies Leslie Duffy and Ellen McGowan, the Town Clerk’s Office continues to greet the public and help individuals with requests.
On a personal note, Lisa is married with four children and one grandchild.
For Legislator (District 1) — Gregory Roque
Villanova University-Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Bachelor of Science-Business Administration/ Human Resources, BSBA
21 years in the United States Air Force, Retired, MSGT/ E-7, 100% Disabled Service Connected Veteran
MARRIED: To Deborah Doersch, she is absolutely the love of my life.
I have been a resident of West Saugerties for six years, originally, I am from Vermont and my wife is a lifetime New Yorker. We have three rescue pups and a NY City stray cat under one roof.
I have three daughters, Candice, Corrinne, and Emily (Step daughter). With phenomenal sadness, Corrinne passed away from a fentanyl intoxication/overdose in 2020. I am very passionate to see Ulster County battle the distribution of fentanyl, and we face challenging times regarding the influx of deadly drugs into our community. I do not want another parent to feel like I felt upon receiving the news of my daughter’s death. When elected, one of my goals is to serve The Ulster Coalition Against Narcotics Organization, where Mary Wawro passionately served, and drive for more available drug treatment access for those whom wish to seek it.
My wife and I are strong supporters of locally established companies and businesses; we attempt to keep our money within the communities we live in. Investment into our community is why I volunteered and was appointed to the Ethics Board for the Town of Saugerties; and still serve my community in this capacity. We understand, small businesses are the backbone of our country and that Ulster County needs to do much more to support and draw in small business entrepreneurs to Ulster County.
I am avid outdoors enthusiast and conservationist; protecting our forests for future generations to enjoy is essential. Being fortunate enough to have lived throughout the United States and overseas, I have come to appreciate what we have at our fingertips for outdoor adventures and our freedoms as American citizens. Being an avid hunter and fisherman, I absolutely believe in leaving no human trace behind in the wilderness; and pick up what others have left behind. Both my wife and I are lifetime members, in good standing, with the NRA, Elk’s, and the American Legion.
My wife and I enjoyed riding our Harley (until a catastrophic accident in 2017, in which I lost my right foot). I consider myself fortunate and blessed to be “just” missing a foot; don’t take me wrong, it is very difficult, on a daily basis. However, this has given me tools I never imagined would come in useful; to understand, speak to and assist others whom have lost limbs through accidents, illnesses and war; this interpersonal growth has been amazing, in ways one cannot imagine. My accident and being a disabled veteran provides me a unique opportunity to understand the needs of Ulster County persons with disabilities. I am a certified scuba diver, I am really looking forward to the challenge of diving with a missing foot.
And yet, the challenges are not over. During my military service, I received numerous service-connected injuries, and to my surprise, many years later, they resurfaced; where I required extensive back surgery, which left me with nerve damage in my left leg. In addition to missing a right foot, this gave me even more challenges to overcome, learn and adapt to my new physically challenging environment. As you can see, I am a fighter and I am passionate about not giving up. I thank my parents for the gifts of fortitude, strength and perseverance.
Being retired military and a disabled veteran, I am very pro veteran and will push for continued Ulster County Veterans programs. My military and professional career path has provided me a unique outlook regarding government and the roll government should play in our everyday lives. I am a firm believer in our United States Constitutional Rights and how these Rights are intertwined within our daily lives.
My current position is in, Coxsackie, NY; Manufacturing Operations Management, where we manufacture aero-structures for commercial and military applications.
For Re-election as Legislator (District 2) — Al Bruno
I am a life long area resident, born and raised in Glasco. Currently living in Malden with my wife Lisa. I have a daughter Traci, and two step daughters Meghan and Mackenzie Rapp.
A 1979 graduate of Saugerties High school. I attended Ulster County Community College.
Employed for most of my adult life in the HVAC field. I was an instructor at Ulster County BOCES teaching the adult ed. oil heat program. In addition, I have worked in the Radiant heat industry, designing, installing and servicing all types of energy efficient comfort systems. I am currently employed in the engineering Dept. at Vassar Bros. Medical Center, specializing as an HVAC technician. As well as representing 900 employees as a union delegate with SEIU local 1199.
I have been involved with community service by attending town board meetings in the last several years, as well as several town committees, including current chairman of the Saugerties Board of Assessment Review and current chairman of the Saugerties Ethics Committee. I am a member of the Saugerties Transportation Advisory Committee and am also a former member of Saugerties Conservation Advisory Committee/Climate Smart Committee.
As legislator for Saugerties District 2, I currently serve on the County's Energy and Environmental Committee, the Public Health and Human Services Committee, Trails and Rail Advisory Committee and the Recycling Oversight Committee.
Outside of town work, I also am the NYS coordinator of the “Warrior Watch Riders” and “A Hero’s Welcome”. Providing welcome home and escort events for our brave men and women of the armed forces. I also belong to MSAWI (Major Stuart A. Wolfer Institute), sending care packages to our troops all over the world.
In addition, I am also a member in good standing with the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and the NRA.
For Re-election as Legislator (District 3) — Dean Fabiano
It has been my pleasure to serve the Towns of Saugerties and Ulster on the Ulster County Legislature. During my seven terms, I have supported the consolidation of departments and encouraged efficient operation to save our hard-working tax payers’ dollars.
Government leaders must work together to stimulate the local economy and create good paying jobs to provide opportunities for our young people to live and work in Ulster County. During the eight years I served as Chairman of the Legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Works & Capital Projects, under both Democrat and Republican Chairmen, I focused on careful review of county projects to guarantee our facilities, roads and bridges are maintained economically and efficiently. I continue to bring that same level of review in my role as Deputy Chair of the Committee.
With that same focus in mind, I co-sponsored the legislation which created the committee to oversee the Ulster County Family Court facility relocation project to protect against a repeat of the cost over runs and construction issues encountered with the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center. As a member of that oversight committee I believe my experience, knowledge and fiscal responsibility was a valuable asset and am happy to report that the project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
I couldn’t be more proud to call Saugerties my home and work every day to make it a better place for our families. I will continue to bring my common-sense approach to county government. There will never be confusion as to where I stand on any issue and I always welcome the opportunity to discuss any matter.
- Husband to Lori
- Proud father of Shana and Shelby
- Graduate of Saugerties High School, 1977
- Town of Saugerties Highway Department, 42 years
- Union Representative, Teamsters Local 445
- Ulster County Legislature, District 3, 8 terms
o Chairman, Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, 10 years
o Deputy Chair, Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, 5 years
- o Member, Law Enforcement & Public Safety Committee, 5 years
o Member of Committee to Oversee the Ulster County Family Court
Facility Relocation Project
- Ulster County Republican Committee
- Saugerties Republican Committee
- Glasco Fire Department
- Sons of the American Legion, Life Member
- Saugerties Elks Lodge
- Saugerties Lions Club
- Ulster County Community Action, past member, 10 years
o Vice Chairman, 2 years
o Chairman, Personnel Committee, 8 years
- • Church Affiliation
- Saint Joseph’s Church, Glasco