Schmitt statement on the state Supreme Court Annexation Ruling

Schmitt statement on the state Supreme Court Annexation Ruling

New Windsor, NY -- (10/12/16) Colin Schmitt, the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party candidate for the 99th Assembly District, today released the following statement regarding the state Supreme Court ruling rejecting all claims in two court cases against the Kiryas Joel annexation.

“Failure. Our communities face yet another government failure to protect us from Kiryas Joel's unchecked and uncontrolled growth. Whether it is lawsuits or legislation we are left with no tangible success. That is why I am running for State Assembly, because I have a different approach. I want to use the state legislature’s power of oversight to make sure our state is working for all communities. In particular the DEC has and continues to completely fail us. They must be held accountable and must do the job entrusted in them to do without political bias or favoritism. My DEC oversight plan will work for our communities. We simply cannot endure these failures, with zero success, any longer.”

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

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