Firearm safety was the program topic for the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently at the historic Robert Jenkins House in Hudson. The speaker for the day was Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner. One of the main functions of her office is the issuance and maintenance of pistol permits. Tanner has served as county clerk since December 2002. As clerk, she oversees the county's land records and is the county Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Records Management Officer. She is also the clerk of the Supreme and County courts. Tanner was nominated by her fellow clerks statewide to serve as president of the State Association of County Clerks in 2010. She is also a member of the Hudson Lions Club and the county's Honor a Veteran Committee. She lives in Ghent with her husband Ron and two children. Mrs. Tanner, center, was presented a copy of the book “Sketches of Hudson 1862” by Stephen B. Miller, which the chapter reprinted as part of the City of Hudson's bicentennial celebration in 1985, by Treasurer Donna Brown, left, and Regent Margie Laurie.
Such a great time yesterday at the 2nd Annual Women's Concealed Carry Fashion Show. The event was a huge success - sold out, standing room only! Here, I'm pictured with NYSRPA President Tom King and New York Assembly candidate Sue Serino, who is challenging democrat Didi Barrett in the 106th AD. I even got to do a little modeling! A great event.
I was very pleased to attend the Columbia County Young Republican Club's annual Lincoln Award dinner last night at Kozel's Restaurant. This year the Club honored Jim Keegan. What a blast. It was my honor to help "roast" Jim, and of course he took it all in stride. Such a fun evening. The night also featured a powerful speech from Republican candidate for New York Governor Rob Astorino. It's always a pleasure to hear Rob speak.
At left, in the photo with me, is Assemblyman Steve Mclaughlin, Congressman Chris Gibson, Rob Astorino, Senator Kathy Marchione, Republican Assembly candidate Sue Serino, and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
The Columbia County Republican Committee nominated candidates for the only two county-wide open seats it doesn’t already hold title to Monday. Dutchess County real estate agent and Fourth District Legislator Sue Serino was picked to oppose Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-Hudson, and Chatham funeral home owner Michael Blasl will take on County Coroner Roberta Davis.
In a vote that took place at Kozel’s Restaurant in Ghent, committee members also unanimously endorsed incumbents U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R,C,I-19th District, State Sen. Kathy Marchione, R,C-43rd District, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, R,C-107th District and County Clerk Holly Tanner. -more-