(Kingston, NY) — This evening, in a Special Session of the Ulster County Legislature, lawmakers appointed Tricia Bowen as the District 20 legislative representative for the Town and Village of New Paltz. She will represent District 20 until December 31, 2023.
Ms. Bowen fills the vacancy created when Legislator Eve Walter resigned her seat on April 22, 2023. The Ulster County Charter mandates that member vacancies in the County Legislature shall be filled by appointment by the County Legislature of a qualified elector residing within the district no later than 30 days after the vacancy occurs.
“The Legislature has moved quickly to ensure a continuity of representation for District 20. The Town and Village of New Paltz have had continuous representation at all legislative sessions and votes since Legislator Walter stepped down. I look forward to working with Legislator Bowen for the remainder of the 2023 term. Her expertise and strong team leadership skills will be an asset to the legislature,” said Chair Tracey Bartels (District 16, Towns of Gardiner & Shawangunk).
Legislator Bowen is an 18-year resident of New Paltz. She is a cybersecurity expert specializing in Identity and Access Management (IAM) and currently serves as the IAM assistant director at the University of Rochester. She brings over 19 years of technology experience from the financial, insurance, healthcare, and education sectors. Previously, Legislator Bowen has worked at Atos, Nuvance Health, HCL Technologies, CapitalThinking, and StarMedia Network, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Art from Buffalo State University.
Legislator Bowen will serve on the Ulster County Law Enforcement & Public Safety Committee and the Committee of the Whole.
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