On Tuesday, September 12, independent voters across Red Hook and Tivoli came out to write-in Dutchess County Legislature candidate Kristofer Munn. Election night returns suggested victory and when the votes were finally tallied on September 20, Munn defeated his opponent, 53-33.
September’s Independence OTB (Opportunity-to-Ballot) primary was created when petitions were filed with signatures of independent voters who wanted the opportunity to select their own candidate to represent them instead of having the county politicos pick one for them.
“I’m honored and grateful to have been chosen by the independent voters of Red Hook and Tivoli to represent them on the ballot in November,” said Munn. “I’m proud to be their pick and look forward to becoming county legislator and continuing to serve my community.”
Kristofer Munn is a longtime community volunteer who has advocated for saving local farms, open space preservation and tax reform, served on the Red Hook town planning and zoning boards and published the Red Hook Observer, the free community newspaper.
Munn also clinched the Green Party line via write-in. He will appear on the Independence, Democratic, Working Families, Green and Women’s Equality Party lines on November 7, 2017.