Monday, August 20, 2007

Greenbush Party Formed in North Greenbush

Today, petitions, with over 500 signatures, double the number required, were presented to the Board of Elections on behalf of a new political party called “GREENBUSH PARTY”. A cross-section of people from the three communities of North Greenbush; Wynantskill, DeFreestville, and Snyder’s Lake, make up the new party. It grew out of an overwhelming concern that 4 parties are endorsing the same 3 major candidates. The primary mission of Greenbush Party is to insure choice at the ballot box in November.
This citizens’ coalition puts people before politics. It operates by consensus with no single individual or faction dictating its policies or actions. It dedicates itself to Lincoln’s premise of ‘…Government of the People, By the People and For the People….’ Greenbush Party gives voters a choice by endorsing a group of individuals who cut across usual party lines. They have dedicated themselves to act independently, to represent all parts of Town equally and to be advocates of:
1. GROWTH – Intelligent, responsive growth and development
2. RESPONSIBILITY - Receptiveness to the needs of all Town residents.
3. INTEGRITY - Honesty in the performance of official duties
4. TRUST – Ethical use of the public's trust
Greenbush Party endorses: Josh Sabo (Democrat), Town Supervisor; Josephine Ashworth (Democrat), Town Council; Charles 'Wes' Marshall (Republican), Town Council; Andrew Ceresia (Democrat), Town Justice; Mark Premo (Conservative), Highway Superintendent; Dennis Bonesteel (Unaffiliated), Receiver of Taxes; and Janice Liberty (Conservative), Town Clerk.
These candidates have pledged to place partisan politics aside and build a broad-based consensus which will insure professionalism, responsiveness and integrity in town government. With this filing an important and historic chapter in North Greenbush is about to be written. All of Greenbush Party’s current members look forward to serving the common public interest and invite our neighbors and fellow-citizens to join us. Contact us at and visit our website at

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