Abe and Eileen Uchitelle with their dog Arya on the porch of their home in Kingston, NY

With the announcement that County Legislator Lynn Eckert is not seeking reelection, Abe is honored to have her support to step up and represent the City of Kingston on the Ulster County Legislature.

Abe’s time in the Hudson Valley began as an 18-year-old in New Paltz, where he planted his roots during college as a student and a bike mechanic. During this time, Abe served as a member the Village Landlord-Tenant Relations Committee fighting for tenants rights, and as a member of the Town Transportation Committee where he helped spearhead the effort to implement the still running New Paltz Loop bus service – a collaboration of SUNY New Paltz, The Town and Village of New Paltz, and Ulster County.

After graduating SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Political Science, Abe married his wife Eileen, a software engineer and Hudson Valley native. Abe and Eileen left New Paltz and bought a home in Kingston shortly after marrying, as Abe stepped away from public service to begin a career in technology in the Uptown business district, which was quickly becoming the region’s technology hub.

For many years Abe was president of Dragon360, a digital media agency located in Kingston’s historic Senate Garage building, leading a team that works with clients throughout the country and with campaigns across the globe. After leaving this role Abe served as Director of Operations for CanCode Communities, formerly known as AlbanyCanCode, where he helped expand the workforce development non-profit to serve residents in the Hudson Valley and beyond.