John R. Parete

2020-2021: 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, Oct 12, 2021
Wed, Oct 6, 2021
Meeting of the
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 7, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Thu, Aug 5, 2021

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2020-2021

Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 12, 2021
Wed, Oct 6, 2021
Meeting of the
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 7, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Thu, Aug 5, 2021

Absent

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2020-2021 Votes

Yes Votes

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 505 for One Week
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 424.1 As Amended
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Amend Resolution No. 424.1
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 425.1
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 437
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 438
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 439
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 440
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 441
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 442
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 443
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 444
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 446
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 447
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 448
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 449
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 451 for One Week
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 452
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 453
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 454

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

2020

  • Adopting A Bank Reconciliation Procedure For The County Of Ulster
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 2 Of 2020, A Local Law Establishing Construction Apprenticeship Training Requirements For Certain Construction Contracts In Excess Of $350,000, And Repealing Local Law Number 2 Of 2015, To Be Held On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 At 6:05 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 2 Of 2020, A Local Law Establishing Construction Apprenticeship Training Requirements For Certain Construction Contracts In Excess Of $350,000, And Repealing Local Law Number 2 Of 2015, To Be Held On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 At 6:05 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 2 Of 2020, A Local Law Establishing Construction Apprenticeship Training Requirements For Certain Construction Contracts In Excess Of $350,000, And Repealing Local Law Number 2 Of 2015, To Be Held On Tuesday, April 14, 2020 At 6:05 PM
  • Reaffirming That The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) Has The Authority To Require Prevailing Wage And Local Labor Provisions As Requirements For Securing IDA Assistance
  • Establishing A Special Committee To Define Ulster County Housing Needs
  • Establishing A Special Committee To Define Ulster County Housing Needs
  • Establishing A Special Committee To Define Ulster County Housing Needs
  • Establishing A Special Committee To Define Ulster County Housing Needs

This legislator has no sponsored legislation.

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Votes from previous terms

Yes Votes

2020-2021

No Votes

No votes recorded

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Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded