The election for district commissioner of the Nyack Joint Fire District is December 11th, 2012.
One commissioner is elected each year and serves a five year term.
This year, District Commissioner Ted Ryder is up for re-election.
We have known Ted for many years and served under him during his tenure as Chief of The Nyack Fire Department; he is a hard working, honest, and fair person who has always put the good of the fire department and taxpayers first. As Chiefs and Former-Chiefs of The Nyack Fire Department, we have had the distinct pleasure of working with Ted Ryder as a district commissioner for the past five years.
He has also been an active member of The Nyack Fire Department for over thirty five years and routinely responds to calls day and night. Ted is our Fire Prevention Coordinator, handling fire prevention education programs at schools and daycare centers throughout the district. His record of public service is extensive and distinguished. He has performed an outstanding job to date, and replacing Commissioner Ryder with an inexperienced candidate would be detrimental to the taxpayers and fire department.
Therefore, the current Chiefs and former Chiefs listed below fully support and endorse Commissioner Ryder for re-election, and we urge every voting member of the public residing in Upper Grandview, South Nyack, Nyack, or Upper Nyack to come out on December 11th to support Ted Ryder in his bid for re-election.
Chief James Petriello
Deputy Chief James Weck
Battalion Chief Vincent Reid
Ex-Chief Robert Booth
Ex-Chief James Scully
Ex-Chief Miles Taylor
Ex-Chief Brian Knecht
Ex-Chief James Clark
Ex-Chief Howard Williams
Ex-Chief Andrew Kolb III
Ex-Chief Everett “Smokey” Wanamaker