Thank you to the people of the 106th Assembly District!
The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.
- Pete Seeger
More than two weeks after a very difficult Election Day both in the Hudson Valley and across the country, here is an optimistic story that would, I believe, make Pete Seeger smile: We Won!!!
On election night, our campaign was ahead by a narrow margin, but we were confident that the final count of absentee ballots would expand our lead. With all of the roughly 2,000 absentee ballots finally counted across the district, we now have official confirmation of what we believed on election night: The people of the 106th District have honored me with the opportunity to serve them in the New York State Assembly for another two year term.
To the 18,000 plus voters who supported me, I am humbled by the faith and confidence you’ve shown in me and I look forward to the privilege of continuing to work for you. To those who did not, please know I represent all the people of our beautiful Hudson Valley district. Always feel free to share your concerns with me on the phone, online or at our Diner Stops. We may not agree on everything, but I am confident we can find common ground on those things that matter most to us all.
I am proud of the campaign we ran and the terrific team of campaign workers, volunteers and friends who put in hours, days and months making calls, holding fundraisers, ringing doorbells, and walking with me to meet their neighbors. Throughout, our campaign was positive, upbeat and focussed on the important issues. I am thankful to all of you who joined us and hope you feel good about being part of this campaign.
Over these past few years, we’ve been able to accomplish a lot: From reducing taxes and holding the line on spending, increasing aid for our schools and municipalities, to investing in economic engines like our farms, cultural institutions and historic sites. I am committed to doing all I can to continue these efforts to ensure that our beautiful Hudson Valley region is well positioned for an economically and environmentally sustainable future.
Once again, thank you for this privilege. Now it’s time to get back to the important work of advancing our state and our community.