Brewster, N.Y. – (6/8/2012) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and his staff hosted a town hall and free BBQ in the hamlet of Thornwood on Thursday night, in an effort to meet constituents in the new parts of his district.

The meet and greet gave residents a chance to speak one-on-one with Senator Ball and partake in a question and answer session. The issues discussed, ranged from pension and tax reform, to veterans issues and job creation in the Hudson Valley.

“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 new 40th senate district will pick up the towns 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.

“I received a call from Senator Greg Ball to come down and meet him,” said Thyra Hollwiges of Hawthorne. “I thought this was wonderful. It was a very productive and informative meeting. I feel he is in touch with the constituents that he is representing.”

“I think this is a great idea. We are going to help him out anyway we can,” said Mount Pleasant Chairwomen Nancy Meehan. “I hope Senator Ball does this more so people can come out to meet him!”

“When I got the phone call from Senator Ball I thought it was a great idea and a good opportunity to come down to meet him,” said Carolyn Kassmel of Thornwood. “I was very satisfied after speaking with him on several issues. I am happy to have Senator Ball as our new representative. I am very impressed. I think he is very knowledgeable and a good guy.”

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 531-9796.


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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