Assembly Member Colin Schmitt concedes to Rep. Pat Ryan in race for NY-18

The 18th Congressional District encompasses parts of Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties.

News 12 Staff

Nov 8, 2022, 11:16 AM

Updated 563 days ago


UPDATE: Colin Schmitt has conceded the race to Rep. Pat Ryan. Schmitt thanked his volunteers and his wife for sticking by him during the campaign.
"I look forward to many more years of serving the community, serving our state and serving our country," Schmitt said. "I look forward to having conversations with many of you about where the best hunting spot is, because I can't wait for bow hunting season. Bow hunting season starts Saturday. Now I have a lot more time to spend out in the woods if my wife will let me."

Original coverage below.
The race for the 18th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties is still undecided.
Former Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan is serving the rest of now-Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado's term - after defeating Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro in the August special election. 
Some of Ryan's priorities are safeguarding the environment, making sure middle-class people get a tax cut, and ensuring reproductive rights for women.
Republican Assembly Member Colin Schmitt is challenging him. Schmitt is running on tackling inflation, repealing cashless bail, and strengthening border security.

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