Schmitt statement on corruption scandal centered in the 99th Assembly District

Schmitt statement on corruption scandal centered in the 99th Assembly District

Demands Full Disclosure from Skoufis 

New Windsor, NY -- (9/23/16) Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, today released the following statement regarding the corruption scandal surrounding the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) project in Wawayanda.

Schmitt said, “We have yet another sad reminder that dirty money and corruption are the hallmarks of ‘politics as usual’ in the state of New York. This time the criminality plaguing our state government has hit directly in the heart of the 99th Assembly District, involving the CPV project in Wawayanda. Not only has the entire process involving the project’s state permitting process been compromised, but this was allowed to happen on the watch of my opponent.”

Schmitt continued, “It is public knowledge that my opponent Democrat James Skoufis has received significant contributions from parties involved in this corruption scandal in the Assembly District. I join with others in calling on a full disclosure of any and all involvement and communication my opponent and his office or campaign operation had with those tied directly with this criminal operation in the 99th Assembly District. We have been failed by state government in Albany. Now we see that failure in our own front yard right here in the 99th Assembly District. It is unacceptable and we deserve answers. It is time for new leadership in the Assembly to make progress for our state, we have been left behind by those already there.”

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