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Hello Hudson! I want to be your Mayor.

We are living in an extraordinary time in the Friendly City. Hudson has become the envy of surrounding towns and is being recognized nationally and internationally as a destination to discover.

While it is exciting to see the streets crowded with residents, visitors and tourists flocking to restaurants, galleries, and businesses and to witness the influx of talented and inspired entrepreneurs, we are faced with many serious issues. These issues will require thoughtful and dedicated public officials who are willing to go beyond petty politics and get things done together for the betterment of Hudson.

Serving as alderman for the First Ward during the past two years and chairing the Arts, Entertainment and Tourism and Economic Development committees while also serving on the Finance, Police and Legal committees has been educational, challenging, and rewarding.

I have been on the Historic Preservation Commission for 6 years and have been chairman for the past 5 years. This has provided great experience in working with both residents and city officials. I come from an extensive background in business and will bring the skills developed there—short- and long-range planning, negotiation, team building and bringing projects to successful conclusions—to the job of mayor.

Economic development, financial planning and sustainability are important to me.

Our children and the nurturing we provide for them are important to me.

Our river, the development of our waterfront, and the improvement of the community’s access to the river are of great importance to me.

Our rich history of people, places, and architecture is very important to me.

I love this city. I celebrate our history, our diversity and our future.

My agenda is simple: Be fair. Be honest. Be dependable. Be respectful. Do what is right and best for the entire community. We are one Hudson.

I hope to continue to bring these attributes to City Hall as your Mayor, and I ask for your support!

—Rick Rector