3rd Ward Alderman - John Friedman


John Friedman
3rd Ward Alderman

Top Issues for Hudson
  • Continued systematic review and revision of entire Hudson City Code, section by section
  • Continued development of a sustainable local economy within the city that takes some of the property tax pressure off homeowners
  • Developing and maintaining affordable housing for all ages in both single-family and multi-family properties

First-Term Accomplishments
  • Rental Property Law (author and sponsor)
  • Keeping the latest Galvan Foundation homeless shelter-police/courts building and homeless shelter-supportive housing projects from being rubber-stamped by the City
  • Commencing and pursuing the systematic review and revision of the entire Hudson City Code

Community Activities
  • Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Board of Directors (2009–present; treasurer, 2010; Executive Committee, 2011–present; past chair, Finance Committee and ReStore Committee)
  • Reading mentor, Hudson Reads, 2010–present (read to primary and middle school students in need of vocabulary and reading skills development)
  • Columbia County Board of Ethics, member, 2009–2011
  • Alderman for the Third Ward, City of Hudson (Chair, Legal Committee) (2012–present)
  • Principal, The Law Office of John K. Friedman, PLLC, (2000–2008 in New York, NY; 2008–present in Hudson, NY)
  • Member, New York State Bar, 1996
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Albany Law School of Union University (2008–present)
  • Hudson City Democratic Committee
  • Working Families Party