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Montgomery, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM-New Windsor) joined by family, friends, constituents and community leaders today announced his campaign for the Hudson Valley’s 18th Congressional District 2022 General Election.
Schmitt who 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.”
Colin Schmitt is a Sergeant in the Army National Guard and State Assemblyman representing portions of Orange and Rockland counties. Colin served on federal active duty for the COVID relief mission and he and his wife, Nikki, are involved with their family’s third-generation real estate business. Colin, Nikki, and their rescue dog, Quincy, live in Orange County.