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Former Piermont Trustee Lisa DeFeciani Running for Orangetown Town Board

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BLAUVELT, NY – The Orangetown Democratic Committee announced on Facebook that Lisa DeFeciani would be running for Orangetown Town Board. Lisa grew up in Haverstraw and recently moved to Blauvelt from Piermont, where she served on the Village Board.

The Orangetown Democratic Committee posted the following:

“Lisa is deeply involved in the Orangetown community and has a great understanding of our town, its many communities, and its struggles. Lisa is committed to tackling some of the most pressing issues in our town: making sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely on efforts that most impact residents (schools, roads, parks and more); addressing the issue of overdevelopment in our community and the impact on our environment, infrastructure (roads, schools, sewerage systems, etc.), and home values; and, addressing the fear many have regarding the health of our school districts and the possible need for a ward system, like the one recently established in East Ramapo, that would help ensure there is fair representation for all of the communities in Orangetown.”

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Assemblyman Schmitt Launches Campaign for New York’s 18th Congressional District

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STONY POINT, NY – Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt, who represents Stony Point, was joined by family, friends, constituents, and community leaders to announce his campaign for the Hudson Valley’s 18th Congressional District 2022 General Election.

Schmitt is currently serving his second term in the New York State Assembly serves as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard and is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident formally launched his campaign on the front lawn of Montgomery Village Hall with the “Little Red School House” Montgomery Nursing School in the background, the school Schmitt attended as a young child growing up in Montgomery.

New York’s 18th Congressional District currently comprises all of Orange and Putnam Counties and portions of Dutchess and Westchester Counties is one of just a handful of districts nationwide to have a Republican rating but be represented by a Democrat.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Hudson Valley families need a strong voice in Washington who will protect taxpayers, create new jobs and stand up for our veterans and first responders. As a member of Congress, I will lead the fight against the radical socialist ideology that is driving Nancy Pelosi’s agenda and the liberal policies being advanced by Congressional Democrats.”

Schmitt continued, “I believe Washington has to work for the Hudson Valley again. The families who live and work in small towns and suburban communities across our district need a strong voice who will bring people together to protect and improve their quality of life. I will work every day to deliver real results for Hudson Valley families and defend our values.”

Assemblyman Schmitt announced Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt and former Senator Terrence Murphy would serve as Campaign Co-Chairs of the Congressional Campaign.

Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt stated, “Colin Schmitt will be an outstanding Congressman. I have known Colin since he was in middle school. I saw him grow up here in the Hudson Valley and serve our nation, state, and community with distinction in the military and public service. I have served Orange County for many years and know of no one better to stand up for our values and our people than Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, our next Congressman.”

Senator Terrence Murphy stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt will be our next Hudson Valley Congressman. My family and I have known Colin for many years now. He has been a strong partner in service to the residents of our region and exactly that voice we need representing us in Washington. No one has been better prepared and had more knowledge of this district than Colin Schmitt. I happily serve as Co-Chair of his Congressional campaign and will do all I can do to see him elected.”

Schmitt will be running against Democrat Sean Maloney.

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Mondaire Jones Reports Impressive $580,000 Haul in First Fundraising Quarter of Re-Election Campaign

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NYACK, NY – Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) announced that he had raised over $580,000 in the first fundraising quarter of his 2022 re-election campaign. This brings his campaign’s fundraising to over $624,000 for the cycle and leaves him with $1,285,000 in the bank.

“We are humbled by the outpouring of grassroots support for Mondaire, all without taking a dime from corporate PACs,” said Campaign Manager Hannah Nayowith. “Mondaire was elected last cycle by a progressive coalition with an appetite for new leadership in Washington, and his hard work fighting on behalf of the people of New York’s 17th Congressional District is not going unnoticed. These numbers prove what we already knew: that our movement is only growing. We’re not going anywhere.”

Jones, who made history as one of the nation’s first two openly gay, Black members of Congress, was elected in 2020 to represent Westchester and Rockland Counties in Congress. Since launching his primary campaign in July 2019, his campaign has refused to accept corporate PAC and fossil fuel industry contributions.

 

“The people of Westchester and Rockland Counties sent me to Washington to deliver real change for our communities, and I wake up every day with that in mind,” said Jones. “I’m proud to already be delivering for my constituents, and I’m humbled to know they have my back as well.”

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