St. Luke’s Cornwall emergency room closure

This morning St. Luke’s Cornwall emergency room closed. This is a disappointing day for our community.

The ER in Cornwall was there for some of the most worrisome times for our families. Ready to provide immediate emergency medical care close to home.

As we now move forward we need to continue to fight to ensure our families, friends and neighbors have access to affordable high quality healthcare right here in our community.

Together, we can work to ensure our voices are not ignored and our communities have the services we need.

For closure info see this post from Orange County Emergency Management - NY goo.gl/8Zz7Co

 


I stand with Israel

I stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel as President Obama has turned his back on our ally. This shameful display by the Obama Administration against our strongest ally in the Middle East is unacceptable.

I am proud to join with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו in defense of Israel. As we move forward we must guarantee both NY government and the United States never again withdraws support from Israel. We stand with our friends and that is non-negotiable.

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A note from Colin... Thank you!

Things didn't go our way last night. I called my opponent and conceded the race and wished him best of luck representing our district for the next term.

I am so proud of the grassroots campaign we ran. We knew since the beginning taking on an incumbent was an uphill battle.

This year in NY all senate incumbents were re-elected, each congressional seat was held by the incumbent party and there was a near unanimous re-election rate for the Assembly.

Despite the odds we were the closest a challenger came to beating a state legislative incumbent in the entire region! That is impressive! That is thanks to you!

Team Schmitt ran an amazing volunteer driven campaign making tens of thousands of voter contacts, hosting dozens of events and being on the ground running a full district wide campaign effort. All grassroots driven!

I want to specifically thank Nikki, my mother Jill and her husband Joe and my father John, and my sister Hannah for their unwavering support. I want to thank all our grassroots volunteers and supporters. I am greatly appreciative of County Executive Neuhaus and County Clerk Rabbitt and our local leadership who believed in my vision to defend our Hudson Valley values since the beginning.

This election may be over but much work remains to protect the Hudson Valley and turn our state around.

As Winston Churchill once said “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

I want to personally thank each and every one of my neighbors from all parties who entrusted me with their vote. Thank you for allowing me to knock on your door, attend your events and be part of your lives. As I said during the campaign, win or lose, this is who I am. Proud to be a New Yorker and a local Orange County guy. See you soon!

God bless! 
Colin


SENATOR LARKIN ENDORSES SCHMITT FOR ASSEMBLY

SENATOR LARKIN ENDORSES SCHMITT FOR ASSEMBLY

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Vote for the Larkin-Schmitt Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform ticket on Tuesday November 8th.

Senator Bill Larkin (R,C,I-39th District) today announced his endorsement of Colin Schmitt, the Assembly Republican challenger for the 99th Assembly District. Larkin remarked that Schmitt is someone who deeply cares about his community and would be a great representative for the Hudson Valley in state government.

“Colin Schmitt will be a great partner in the state legislature,” said Senator Bill Larkin. “He is a hard-working, intelligent young man that will be a strong advocate for families and businesses throughout the region. His military experience will make him an important advocate for veteran’s issues in the state Assembly.”

Schmitt stated, "I thank Senator Larkin for his support. I urge all residents of our districts to vote Larkin-Schmitt on Tuesday November 8th. We will be the team defending our Hudson Valley values in Albany. There is nothing two Army guy's can't achieve together."

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New Windsor Town Clerk Debbie Green endorses Schmitt

New Windsor Town Clerk Debbie Green endorses Schmitt

New Windsor, NY -- Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, has earned the endorsement of New Windsor Town Clerk Debbie Green.

Debbie Green stated;

"I am proud to endorse my friend and our neighbor Colin Schmitt for State Assembly. Colin is one of us, a New Windsor guy, who we need fighting for us in Albany. Colin will always stand with New Windsor and he will always work for us. I ask that you vote for our friend and neighbor Colin Schmitt on November 8th."

On the Women for Schmitt coalition;

"I am proud to be a part of the Women for Schmitt coalition. Colin is the only candidate who will fight for all women in Albany to ensure we all have equal opportunity to succeed and achieve the American Dream."

Colin J. Schmitt is a resident of New Windsor. He serves in the Army National Guard and previously served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. For more information visitwww.ColinSchmitt.com.

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SCHMITT BLASTS GRAVE THREAT TO HOMELAND SECURITY: SYRIAN REFUGEES RELOCATED TO HUDSON VALLEY

SCHMITT BLASTS GRAVE THREAT TO HOMELAND SECURITY: SYRIAN REFUGEES RELOCATED TO HUDSON VALLEY

New Windsor, NY -- Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District and former Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement today regarding the grave threat to our Homeland Security with the announcement of Syrian refugees being relocated to the Hudson Valley.

“The resettlement of unvetted Syrian refugees to the Hudson Valley serves as a grave national security threat to our state, community and families. The FBI cannot guarantee that there are not terrorists and others who wish to do us harm among the countless number of individuals in the de Blasio/Cuomo/Skoufis resettlement plan.”

“Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and Assemblyman James Skoufis along with the radical New York City Assembly leadership have laid out the welcome mat for people who we don’t know, from countries that are breeding grounds for terrorism. This is unacceptable.”

“New York City is the number one target of terrorism in the world behind Jerusalem. As our current leadership allows this grave threat to national security in our back yard we must act. I am calling for an immediate halt to Syrian resettlement in the Hudson Valley. Further more I will introduce legislation once elected to block this threat to our national security from continuing or happening again in the future.”   

Colin J. Schmitt is a resident of New Windsor. He serves in the Army National Guard and previously served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. For more information visit www.ColinSchmitt.com.

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Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun endorses Schmitt!

Former Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun endorses Schmitt

New Windsor, NY -- Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, has earned the endorsement of former Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun

Nancy Calhoun released the following statement.

"I am proud to endorse Colin Schmitt and give him my A+ rating! Colin serves in the Army National Guard, graduated from Catholic University and cares deeply for our community. It was my honor to represent this district for many years and I know Colin has the energy and vision to properly and fairly represent all who live here. Please vote for Colin Schmitt on either the Republican, Conservative, Independence or Reform party lines on November 8th."

Colin J. Schmitt is a resident of New Windsor. He serves in the Army National Guard and previously served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. For more information visit www.ColinSchmitt.com.

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Schmitt endorsed by NYSRPA

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Schmitt endorsed by NYSRPA

New Windsor, NY -- Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, has earned the endorsement of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

Colin has also received the highest possible rating Aq from the NRA.

Colin Schmitt stated, "Our 2nd Amendment rights are under attack each and every day from the radical New York City political machine. I am proud to have worked with NYSRPA to defend our rights in the past and when elected will be the staunchest defender of our constitutional rights."  

Colin J. Schmitt is a resident of New Windsor. He serves in the Army National Guard and previously served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. For more information visit www.ColinSchmitt.com.

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County Executive Ed Day endorses Schmitt for Stony Point Assembly Seat

County Executive Ed Day endorses Schmitt for Stony Point Assembly Seat

New Windsor, NY -- Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, has earned the endorsement of Rockland County Executive Ed Day.

The County Executive released the following statement.

"We need leaders in Albany who are willing to do the hard work of standing up for Rockland County, not just go along to get along with the New York City Special interests. Colin Schmitt is that leader. Colin serves in the Army National Guard. He is from here and will never forget who he is fighting for. We need someone who will stand for Stony Point and be a voice that defends our values. That person is Colin Schmitt. I urge all Stony Point voters to support Colin Schmitt on Election Day November 8th."

Colin J. Schmitt is a resident of New Windsor. He serves in the Army National Guard and previously served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. For more information visit www.ColinSchmitt.com.

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SCHMITT ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF “BLUE LIVES MATTER” LEGISLATION

SCHMITT ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF “BLUE LIVES MATTER” LEGISLATION

New Windsor, NY -- Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, announced at a recent meeting of the Orange County Shields and Hudson Valley 10-13 Association support for Assemblyman Ron Castorina’s (R,C,I,Ref-South Shore) “Blue Lives Matter” legislation to make assaulting a police officer and first responders a hate crime.

“I come from a first responder family. I have seen first hand the daily struggles law enforcement and first responders face to keep our communities safe. More and more often we see horrific media reports of police officers and first responders being targeted for their profession. This in unacceptable. That is why I am proud to support this legislation, and when elected will co-sponsor Assemblyman Castronina’s bill.” 

The law in New York upgrades crimes deemed as a hate crime to the next level of severity. The bill would make an assault on an on-duty cop a Class B Felony. Aggravated assault, defined as assault with intent to cause "serious harm," would be elevated to the maximum, a Class A Felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

“This legislation makes sense and needs to be passed. Other states have already made it law or are working on it. New York must be right there with them. I thank all law enforcement and first responders for their service to our communities. They have our back and in Albany I will have theirs.”

Schmitt has previously been endorsed by the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs PBA and Sheriff Carl DuBois.

Colin J. Schmitt is a resident of New Windsor. He serves in the Army National Guard and previously served as Director of Operations for the NYS Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. For more information visit www.ColinSchmitt.com.

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