Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt was joined by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for their official endorsement of his candidacy for NY-18, along with business owners, and community members

Watch the press conference, here.

NEW WINDSOR, NY — New York State Assemblyman and candidate for New York’s 18th Congressional District Colin Schmitt (R-New Windsor) was joined by representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where they held an in-district press conference announcing a major political endorsement. Colin Schmitt has received the official endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents over three million businesses and organizations.

“As a state Assemblyman, Colin Schmitt has a record of leading through bipartisanship and supporting the residents of the Hudson Valley,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Eastern Region Vice President Stephen P. McAllister. “Colin has demonstrated a commitment to supporting free enterprise, pro-growth solutions, and the American business community. The U.S. Chamber is proud to endorse Colin Schmitt and looks forward to partnering with him in the next Congress.”

“Colin Schmitt has been a friend of The Business Council and supporter of pro-business legislation during his time in the state legislature,” said Business Council of New York State President and CEO Heather Briccetti Mulligan. “We believe, if elected to Congress, Schmitt would continue to fight for New York State businesses and encourage economic growth throughout the state.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its endorsement and support for our campaign. With three million members, the Chamber is the leading voice for American business and an important advocate for the policies needed to lift our economy out of recession and create high-paying new jobs for families across the Hudson Valley. I’m honored to have the Chamber’s support and, as a member of the House of Representatives, I look forward to partnering with them to invest in our region’s future.”

Watch the press conference, here.
The new NY-18 congressional district encompasses all of Orange County and parts of Dutchess and Ulster counties. Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a Sergeant in the Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes parts of Orange and Rockland counties. Colin and his wife, Nikki, live in the Town of New Windsor with their rescue dog Quincy. On April 6, 2021, Colin announced his campaign for New York’s 18th Congressional District. As a lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Colin will stand up for local families and their values in the U.S. House of Representatives by fighting for lower taxes and more jobs and defending the region’s wonderful quality of life. To learn more visit