|Articles written By Ed Diana|
Edward A. Diana is a born and raised Orange County resident. Ed and his wife, Mary, reside in the Town of Goshen where they raised their two daughters, Lindsay and Danielle.
Ed Diana is a graduate of Middletown High School and Orange County Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Connecticut University and a Masters in Education from Ithaca University.
Prior to being elected County Executive in 2001, Mr. Diana worked for 30 years as an educator and athletic instructor in the Minisink Public School System. Mr. Diana knows what its like to run a small business, having owned the very popular downtown Middletown restaurant “Diana’s” that his grandparents and parents started in 1936.
Ed, or Eddie as he’s known among friends and family, is a member of numerous civic organizations including: the Sons of Italy, the Middletown Elks, UNICO and the Goshen Historic Track Board. He is a former member of the Middletown Kiwanis, past president of the Middletown High School Booster Club and former board member of the Horton Hospital Board. Mr. Diana is a strong believer in our community’s young people and has devoted over ten years to coaching at Minisink Valley High School, as well as to our local youth Pop-Warner football league.
Mr. Diana has a wide range of experience working in various levels of government. He currently is serving his second four-year term as County Executive. He served 12 years as Republican/Conservative County Legislator and for six years held the position as County Majority Leader. Ed has the understanding of what it takes to make government work, having also served as councilman and deputy supervisor in the Town of Wallkill in early the 1980’s.
Mr. Diana was elected as County Executive on November 6, 2001. His term of office ran from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2005.
Mr. Diana was re-elected to a second term as County Executive on November 8, 2005. His term of office runs from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2009.
During his first term, the Diana Administration has tackled head-on the numerous challenges facing our growing County, which is the fastest growing County in New York State.
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