Ensure Public Health and Water Protections

Protecting the public is government’s first priority. Joe fought special interests to protect public health and safe drinking water.

When Joe was Wappinger Town Supervisor:

  • Fought for residents by suing the oil industry for polluting wells and won $1 million on behalf of taxpayers.
  • Reformed the town ambulance district to have the best response times in Dutchess county.
  • Passed the toughest municipal-owned water testing law for inorganic compounds.
  • Provided more town residents and businesses with clean water and sewer systems with a $30 million infrastructure investment.
  • Increased efficiency and decreased cost for residents by consolidating the town’s water districts into the United Wappinger Water District.
  • Ensured families have clean drinking water by being the first town in the county to pass the private well testing law.

    Environmental Stewardship
    Our quality of life depends on our environment.
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    Investing in Infrastructure
     Joe Ruggiero believes elected officials have a fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers.
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    Tax Relief Through Responsible Fiscal Management
    It’s time to provide tax relief we can feel, NOT gimmicks.
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