Hawthorne, N.Y. – (7/19/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and his staff hosted a free community BBQ on Thursday night in the hamlet of Hawthorne, in an effort to meet constituents in the new parts of his district.

The new 40th senate district will pick up the towns of Mount Pleasant and New Castle while losing Bedford, western Putnam County and much of Dutchess County. Click here to see a map of the new 40th senate district.

“Meeting with constituents is the best part of my job! I look forward to representing the wonderful people I met here today and all of the residents in Mt. Pleasant and New Castle,” said Senator Ball. “ From repealing the MTA Payroll Tax to capping Property Taxes we have accomplished many great things by working with Governor Cuomo, in a bipartisan and effective fashion. I’m totally focused on finishing the good things I have started and remaining focused to get New York State back on track!”

The BBQ gave residents a chance to meet Senator Greg Ball and to also ask any questions they might have.

“I think this is absolutely fabulous that Senator Ball is here, really trying to connect with the people,” said Mount Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury. “It is wonderful that so many people came and that they are getting to know our next new wonderful representative Greg Ball.”

“I think Senator Ball is the first one to come out here and host something like this. He is very sincere and answered all my questions fully,” said Bill McFadden, of Thornwood. “There is no question that he is our guy.”

“In general it’s not about the BBQ, it’s about the man. Senator Ball is a veteran that understands what our issues are,” said Joe Gullotta, Pleasantville resident and Korean War Veteran. “He is one that will do the peoples work and not worried about doing things just to get elected. Senator Ball is a genuine person with genuine goals.”

Senator Ball will be hosting his next free community BBQ on Tuesday, July 24th at 5pm at the Valhalla American Legion, 25 Legion way, Valhalla. Residents in the area are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier at 845-200-9716.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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