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Dutchess County Legislature Honors Outgoing Chairman

Rolison was honored for his years of service to the Legislature. From left: Angela E. Flesland, Rolison, Barbara Jeter-Jackson and Marcus Molinaro.
Rolison was honored for his years of service to the Legislature. From left: Angela E. Flesland, Rolison, Barbara Jeter-Jackson and Marcus Molinaro. Photo Credit: Facebook

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. – Outgoing Dutchess County Legislature Chairman and Poughkeepsie City Mayor-Elect Rob Rolison was honored recently for his years of service in the Legislature, according to a post on the county government’s Facebook account.

Rolison, according to his campaign website, has been representing Poughkeepsie in the Legislature since 2003. He was elected as chairman in 2010 and has held the position since.

Rolison has served the community in a number of ways over the years, joining the Croft Corners Fire Company as a volunteer when he was 18 and spending the next 14 years working with the department.

He later worked part-time for the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Hyde Park Police Department. In 1982, according to the website, he joined Poughkeepsie’s police department, where he worked for 26 years.

Rolison is a member of a number of community organizations, including the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation, the Board of Directors of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor and the Board of Trustees at Dutchess Community College.

A 57-year-old Republican, Rolison was elected Poughkeepsie's mayor in November, when he handily defeated challenger Randy Johnson by more than 1,000 votes. He is set to begin his tenure as mayor next month.

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