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Jason West (born 1977) is the mayor-elect of the village of New Paltz, New York. Elections were held on May 3rd, 2011, finding Jason West with the majority of the votes. West will reassume the duties of office on June 1st, 2011. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, West made headlines by solemnizing same-sex marriages in New York. After running as a protest candidate for the New York State Assembly in 2000 and 2002 on the Green Party ticket, West was elected mayor of New Paltz in 2003. He lost his re-election bid on May 1, 2007, to Village Trustee Terry Dungan.

Elected Mayor of New Paltz in 2003 with promises of environmental sustainability, Jason West gained international attention, initially as part of the first Green Party majority elected in New York State and later for risking criminal prosecution to marry twenty-five same-sex couples.

Mayor West was named the Best New Mayor of 2003 by Hudson Valley Magazine. He was honored by such organizations as the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, the California State Legislature and community organizations from around the country. He has been profiled in such magazines as the New York Times Magazine, Plenty, Out, The Advocate and Jane.

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