Debra Gregg Clinton is a lifelong resident of Gardiner, having been raised on her family’s farm on Denniston Road. Deb earned three degrees from SUNY New Paltz and, after college, taught government and politics at New Paltz High School for many years. Fifteen years ago, she was hired first as Assistant Principal at Marlboro Middle School, and then Principal, a position she has held for 14 years. A natural problem-solver, Deb always taught her students to actively exercise their citizenship responsibilities and be the change they want to see happen. She is now walking the talk by running for her first public office.
Debra is best known for her activism on the environment, good government, and women’s rights with her founding of the local organization, Move Forward New York (MFNY), formed in 2016 to spur community engagement in local, regional, and national political action. Foremost on Debra’s agenda for the County Legislature are affordable housing, sustainable economic development, adaptation to climate change, and the wise use of tax dollars.