Our 2019 candidates – from left to right:
Michael Brooks (Legislative District 3) • Joe Perrello (Legislative District 7) • George Conklin (Legislative District 5) • Alan Sorensen (Legislative District 9) • Russell Reeves (County Clerk) • Alan Kesten (County Coroner) • Jim Farrell (County Court Judge) • Nadia Rajsz (Legislative District 2) • Linda Blom Johnson (Supreme Court Judge) • Nick Salomone Jr (Legislative District 4) • Richard Coombe (Sullivan County Republican Chair) • Mike Martucci • (Missed Photo: Robert Doherty, Legislative District 1 and Luis Alvarez, Legislative District 6)
Our Annual Cocktail Reception
The nasty rain and blustery, leaf swept wind storm on Wednesday evening, October 16th, did not deter the Sullivan County Republican party faithful, as 150 people attended the annual cocktail reception at the Villa Roma resort
Sullivan County Republican Party Vice Chairman Gary Maas introduced the Republican endorsed candidates current Sullivan County District Attorney and Sullivan County Court Judge candidate Jim Farrell, Sullivan County Deputy County Clerk and candidate for County Clerk Russell Reeves, Alan Kesten, County Coroner, Linda Blom Johnson, Supreme Court Judge candidate and the eight Republican candidates for Legislature.
Jim Farrell said he has dedicated his professional career to the people of Sullivan County and for over 24 years he has been working in criminal law and in County Court. Jim stated he is “the only candidate for County Court Judge with real county court experience that is absolutely necessary to ensure justice for all.
Linda Blom Johnson gave a brief summary of her experience, knowledge, leadership and her family. She distributed literature which cited one of her reasons for running was the lack of gender diversity on your Supreme Court.
Russell Reeves helped roast his boss, County Clerk Dan Briggs. Also, he mentioned how much he learned about the operation of the County Clerk’s Office after being appointed by Dan to be Deputy County Clerk.
After enjoying the buffet meal, the attendees turned their attention to the man of the evening, Dan Briggs retiring County Clerk. Several family members and friends took the podium and roasted and honored Dan with his dedication, service and career to Sullivan County. Dan responded in his usual modest way ending with a robust standing ovation.
The evening concluded with a presentation of a large bouquet of fall flowers, to Sullivan County Republican Party secretary, Lori Benjamin.