Monticello Trustee Carmen Rue on March 20th Ballot on Three Major Party Lines - Endorsed by Sen. Bonacic, Monti PBA, and Others

MONTICELLO - Village Trustee Carmen Rue will appear on the March 20 ballot. A registered Republican, Rue has been endorsed by the Town of Thompson Republican Committee and Conservative and Independence parties of Sullivan County.

Rue is running for a second four-year term on the Village of Monticello Board of Trustees where local moderates recognize her as "a voice of reason" on the board. A homeowner and taxpayer, Rue has lived in Monticello 41 years.

Senator John Bonacic recently wrote: "Carmen Rue is an active, intelligent, and capable Village Trustee. She cares deeply about the people of Monticello. I am proud to endorse Carmen Rue for re-election as a Trustee in the Village of Monticello."

Rue has also been unanimously endorsed by members of the Monticello Police Benevolent Association.

"The members of Monticello PBA know that your work as an elected official is something unique. You have worked tirelessly to improve the Village of Monticello. Your professionalism and communication with residents of Monticello and its employees do not go unnoticed. Your efforts as a Trustee for the Village of Monticello make you an effective leader," wrote PBA president John Riegler.

Related Link:
Monticello PBA endorses one village trustee candidate
Mid-Hudson News, 1/28/2012.


Additional endorsements include Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen and County Clerk Daniel Briggs.

A 41-year resident, Carmen Rue has raised three children here, all now grown and successful professionals, and four young grandchildren. She works part-time as the office manager for her husband Tom at Choices Mental Health Counseling, PLLC. She has been active in the community for many years, including serving for 10 years on the Village of Monticello Commission on Human Rights and four years as chair.

Please Vote for Carmen Rue on March 20, 2012.

Rue recently released a mailing to Monticello's more than 3,000 registered voters, saying:

"After four years on the Village Board, accomplishments I can point to include a 0% tax increase for 2011-2012 brought about by cutting unnecessary expenses, with no lay-offs; repaved 27 local streets; oversaw NYSDOT’s renovation of Broadway; lowering the sanitation rate from $104.00 to $88.00 per quarter for residents, and also cut commercial rates; kept water rates low while Monticello continues to provide the highest quality municipal water in the region; Working and support the Park and Recreation programs for Youths, working with seniors for improved access for the disabled to the Stroebele Community and parking lot; I’m and working together with homeowners and Businesses to bring properties up to code.