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Colin Schmitt Assembly campaign announces major grassroots fundraising success

New Windsor, NY -- (7/16/18) Today, State Assembly Candidate Colin Schmitt, announced that his campaign committee SCHMITT4NY raised $44,115 in just over a month and a half!

Schmitt is running in the open 99th Assembly District which encompasses 10 towns in Orange and Rockland Counties. 

This major showing for a State Assembly candidate was powered by local grassroots donors in record time. Colin outpaced many campaign accounts of incumbents and challengers across the state who have been actively raising money for many more months.     

Coupled with the significant grassroots petition filing from last week Colin Schmitt and his campaign are well positioned for victory in November.  

Colin Schmitt stated, “Our campaign has become a movement. Powered by grassroots supporters from all across this district who share a common desire to elect an Assemblyman who will seek to reform Albany, defend our Hudson Valley Values and work around the clock to advocate for each and every resident.”

“I appreciate my many local supporters and neighbors who joined together to donate what they could to make my campaign for State Assembly one of the best funded in the state. Seniors, veterans, students, union members, hard working families, small business owners and local residents of all backgrounds make up the supporters donating to my campaign, volunteering to collect and sign petitions and pledging their support in November.”

“I thank my neighbors for putting their faith and trust in me. My record and experience show that I am ready to do this job on day one. I will not let you down.”

The July campaign finance filing reflects donations collected between January and July. Colin Schmitt actively fundraised starting in late May when he announced his campaign. Just last week Team Colin Schmitt submitted a significant number of petition signatures to gain ballot access on four ballot lines in November’s election.

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service.  Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and chief-of-staff for New Windsor’s town government.  Previously, Colin served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.  Colin and his fiancĂ©e, Nikki, live in the Town of New Windsor.