What They Are Saying

Colin J. Schmitt was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 6, 2018 to represent parts of Orange and Rockland counties.

Endorsements


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN

New Windsor, NY — (10/31/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by the Orange County Federation of Republican Women.

The Orange County Federation of Republican Women is an organization of women who support the principles and beliefs of the Republican Party.

The Orange County Federation of Republican Women issued a formal letter that stated, “As a strong, qualified Republican Candidate who is running for reelection as a member of the NYS Assembly, we are enthused to be able to offer support for a person during his first term in office who has demonstrated the dedication, energy and passion that is worthy of re-election”

“We are confident that the voters will show their support as well at the polls in November.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I am proud to receive the endorsement from the Orange County Federation of Republican Women. I will continue to be a leading pro-women advocate in Albany working on the issues that matter most to our district.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY NEW YORK STATE COURT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

New Windsor, NY — (10/01/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by the New York State Court Officers Association.

In a formal endorsement letter Dennis W. Quirk, President of the New York State Court Officers Association stated, “The New York State Court Officers Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of your candidacy for re-election to the 99th NYS Assembly District!”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Thank you to the New York State Court Officers Association for their endorsement and support. I am proud of my proven track record of service to the 99th District and would be honored to earn re-election to continue that service in my second term.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCAL 825

New Windsor, NY — (10/27/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825.

The International Union of Operating Engineers is composed of more than 400,000 members throughout the United States and Canada and 7,600 members locally in the Hudson Valley. From their charter in 1920, they have participated in the construction of the largest infrastructure achievements throughout New Jersey and five counties of New York State. Their members have helped to build the major crossings of the Hudson and Delaware Rivers; the highways and transit systems that crisscross our communities; the high-rises, stadiums and other megastructures that define our skylines and define our daily lives.

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825 formal letter stated, “On behalf of the more than 7,600 hardworking men and women of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825, we are proud to announce that your candidacy for Assembly has been formally endorsed.”

“We wish you the very best this election cycle and look forward to a continued dialogue on how we can continue to work together to advance out mutual goals.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank IUOE 825 for their support. I will continue to stand with the hardworking union members of 825 who build our infrastructure and contribute to the major economic projects that power our region.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

New Windsor, NY — (10/30/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by The New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association.

NYSPFFA represents the common interests of 18,000 professional fire fighters in New York and works to secure just compensation for their services; equitable settlement of their grievances; reasonable working conditions and to place members on a higher plane of skill and efficiency.

NYSPFFA leads in the creation of instruction and training programs that help improve methods of fire-fighting and –prevention, including workplace health and safety; labor relations; member education and training; community engagement; multi-level communications; best practices and more.
The New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association issued a formal letter that stated, “The New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association, representing 18,000 career firefighters in 107 locals in various cities, villages and towns across New York State endorses Colin Schmitt for election to New York State Assembly District 99.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank the NYSPFFA for their support. I will always support our firefighters and will continue to advocate for these brave men and women when re-elected. I come from a fire department family and know the importance of these issues personally.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES – AFSCME

New Windsor, NY — (10/24/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

AFSCME is New York’s largest public service union with over 400,000 members from six affiliates including CSEA, District Council 37, AFSCME Council 66, AFSCME Council 82 and AFSCME Council 35.

The AFSCME formal letter of endorsement stated, “The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is pleased to endorse your re-election for New York State Assembly. This endorsement is based on your support of issues of importance to public and non-profit employees.”

“AFSCME represents workers in every city, county, town, village and school district in New York State, as well as people who care for the sick and the elderly in public hospitals and nursing homes. Our members care for the mentally ill, the disabled and the infirm. Our law enforcement members maintain public safety and security. The AFSCME membership keeps our state running every day. New York works because our members do.”

“As you are aware, many of our members are essential employees who have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic. These workers are everyday heroes. We appreciate your advocacy for federal assistance for state and local governments. Without this federal aid, we will simply not be able to continue to deliver necessary services to vulnerable New Yorkers. We wish you the best of luck in your campaign and look forward to working with you to improve the lives of all New Yorkers now and in the future.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I’d like to thank AFSCME for their support of my re-election campaign. You can join AFSCME in supporting me by voting early until November 1st or on Election Day November 3rd.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE HUDSON VALLEY BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL

New Windsor, NY — (10/26/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been unanimously endorsed by the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council.

The Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council represents 28 locals and over 10,000 members.

Todd Diorio, Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council President stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt is dedicated to protecting our hard working middle class union workers and ensuring our economy is strong and working. We encourage all residents to join us in re-electing Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. He is a bipartisan representative focused on good paying jobs, a strong economy and vibrant Hudson Valley.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council for their support and endorsement. I am proud of my proven track record of success for our district and will continue to deliver for all residents when re-elected.”


Assemblyman Colin Schmitt endorsed by NRA, receives A+ rating


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY CARPENTERS UNION

New Windsor, NY — (09/16/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been unanimously endorsed for reelection by the 28,000 member North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.

Bill Banfield, Assistant EST, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters stated, “We are proud to unanimously endorse our friend Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for re-election. We have partnered with the Assemblyman on many critical community projects supporting our veterans and COVID-19 relief. Assemblyman Schmitt has also been a steadfast voice supporting the middle class working men and women of his district and our state. We stand with Assemblyman Schmitt in the upcoming election and look forward to continuing our strong partnership with him to benefit the communities we jointly serve in his next term. We encourage all to join us in supporting Colin’s re-election.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I thank the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters for their strong support for my reelection. We have partnered together on many critical initiatives for my district and the community as a whole and it means so much to have their support.”


SMALL BUSINESSES PICK ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT: FORMALLY ENDORSED BY NFIB

New Windsor, NY — (09/13/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses) NY PAC.

Per the formal endorsement release “NFIB is the state and the nation’s leading small-business association with thousands of members in New York representing nearly every conceivable type of employer or industry in the state’s economy. The endorsements come from NFIB’s NY PAC, the association’s state political action committee, and are based on positions regarding key small-business issues including taxes, health care, workplace mandates, economic development, and regulatory issues.”

NFIB’s endorsement press release states, “State legislative incumbents and candidates endorsed by NFIB’s NY PAC have demonstrated their commitment to the small businesses in their communities and will be champions for an economic recovery that starts on the Main Streets across our state.”

The NFIB formal endorsement letter to Assemblyman Schmitt stated, “NFIB NY PAC has endorsed your candidacy for election to the New York State Legislature based upon your consistent support of the small business agenda.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “It is an honor to have small businesses support my re-election campaign through the NFIB endorsement. My wife Nikki and I know first hand the concerns and needs of small family businesses through our own third generation family company and I have always worked to put that experience and knowledge to work for our district. I proudly stand with our small businesses, especially doing all I can to assist during the ongoing pandemic which has impacted so many, and will continue to do so when re-elected.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE NYPD DETECTIVES’ ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION, INC.

New Windsor, NY — (10/25/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc.

The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. is the second largest labor union in the New York City Police Department representing all active and retired New York Police Department Detectives.

The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. formal letter to members stated, “On November 3, 2020, we need you to go to the polls and vote for Colin J. Schmitt for the New York State Assembly in the 99th District.”

“We believe he understands the concerns of the working class, organized labor, and the needs of New York’s law enforcement community. During this time of anti-police sentiment, he is committed to helping us turn back the tide of anti-police legislation. This is a crucial election for our profession, and we need you to encourage your friends and family to go to the polls and vote for our endorsed candidates.”

“Therefore, we are asking that you help us to help you by voting on November 3rd for Colin J Schmitt for New York State Assembly 99th District.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank the DEA for their support. I will always back the blue and will continue to work to keep our communities safe and secure when re-elected.”
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ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY NYC PBA

New Windsor, NY — (10/19/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York.

The NYC PBA is the largest municipal police union in the world.

PBA President Pat Lynch stated in the formal endorsement letter, “On behalf of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, it is my pleasure to announce our endorsement of your candidacy for re-election to the New York State Assembly in the 99th District.”

“Your commitment to addressing the issues affecting New York City police officers is well recognized, and it is an honor to have you representing our members in the Assembly. We look forward to working with you towards our shared goal of a stronger, safer New York.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “My district is home to many active and retired NYPD officers, their families and community members who support them. I will always have the back of our NYPD heroes, all law enforcement and first responders. It is an honor to have the NYC PBA’s endorsement for my re-election. I will continue to stand up for the safe and secure communities we deserve and oppose any and all attempts to defund our police departments.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY PRO JOBS AND TAX RELIEF GROUP UNSHACKLE UPSTATE

New Windsor, NY — (10/08/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by Unshackle Upstate, a leading pro-job and tax relief group.

The group in its official endorsement release stated the following about Schmitt and the bipartisan slate of endorsed candidates: “Now, more than ever, we need to elect legislators who will ease the burdens of taxpayers and employers. We strongly believe that these legislative candidates will do just that” and continued “Our organization and these candidates share two important goals: strengthening the Upstate economy and saving our Upstate communities.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank Unshackle Upstate for their support and endorsement of my proven track record of success for the Hudson Valley on the issues of job creation and tax relief. It would be an honor to earn your vote for re-election to continue serving our district for the next two years.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

New Windsor, NY — (09/08/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been proudly endorsed for reelection by the 20,000 member strong NYS Fraternal Order of Police.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the oldest and largest national association of law enforcement professionals which based their unanimous support on Assemblyman Schmitt’s demonstrated and continued support of police professionals.

NYS FOP President Mike Essig stated, “The NYS FOP stands with Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and fully endorses his re-election. The Assemblyman has a proven track record of supporting police professionals and working to keep our communities safe. Colin has the courage and compassion to stand with us and we stand with him.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “The FOP is a revered organization in our nation and I am honored to have their support. As I stand against NYC radicals attempts to defund our local police departments and fight to repeal laws that endanger our families and neighborhoods like the no bail law it means a great deal to have the support of the FOP. I will always support our police professionals and will always put the safety of our Hudson Valley families first.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY LiUNA! NY
New York State Laborers’ PAC and the Mason Tenders’ District Council

New Windsor, NY — (08/25/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been proudly endorsed for reelection by the over 40,000 unionized construction workers of LiUNA-NY – New York State Laborers’ PAC and the Mason Tenders’ District Council.

LIUNA-NY is a collaboration of the New York State Laborers’ PAC and the Mason Tenders’ District Council, two of the largest and most active organized labor PACs in New York State.

Laborers Local 17 Business Manager and LiUNA member Todd Diorio stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt is a dedicated voice for the working men and women of New York State. Schmitt is focused on creating good paying union jobs and a strong economy and supports labor every step of the way. Assemblyman Schmitt is a proven bipartisan leader for our region and LiUNA is proud to unanimously endorse his reelection campaign.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank LiUNA-NY for their strong support of my reelection campaign. Over 40,000 unionized construction workers of the Laborers and Mason Tenders’ have my back because I always have and always will have there’s.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY LiUNA! NY
ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY CSEA

New Windsor, NY — (08/18/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by CSEA.

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) represents over 300,000 active and retired public and private sector employees across New York State.

Anthony Adamo, CSEA Southern Region President said, “CSEA is proud to endorse Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for reelection. Assemblyman Schmitt has earned this endorsement by standing with CSEA and the working people of our state during his first term. Now especially during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis we need leaders like Assemblyman Schmitt who will fight to maintain the vital services performed by CSEA members while keeping the workforce safe.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “It is a true honor to earn the endorsement of CSEA. I have a proven track record of supporting the working men and women of my district in Albany and will continue that when reelected. Through the legislative process in Albany and in advocacy in our communities I will always have the back of our CSEA members particularly as we combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY NEW YORK’S STRONGEST – UNIFORMED SANITATIONMEN’S ASSOCIATION

New Windsor, NY — (08/04/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by New York’s Strongest IBT Local 831 Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association.

The official endorsement from IBT Local 831 President Harry Nespoli stated, “The Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, IBT Local 831 proudly endorses you for reelection as a member of the Assembly’s 99th District which encompasses parts of Orange and Rockland County. Local 831 is proud to support elected officials that have shown a commitment to the principles of organized labor and working people. As a son of a retired FDNY Lieutenant, you understand the importance of municipal workers and the need to safeguard the right to be a member of a labor union and the right to decent pay and dignified retirement benefits.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I greatly appreciate the support of New York’s Strongest! My bipartisan track record of supporting the working men and women of New York is something I am proud of and will continue when re-elected to my second term.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY LABORERS’ LOCAL 17

New Windsor, NY — (09/29/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been unanimously endorsed for reelection by Laborers’ Local 17.

Local 17 represents over 1200 union members and their families based in the 99th Assembly District area.

Laborers’ Local 17 Business Manager Todd Diorio stated, “Local 17 is proud to fully support and endorse our friend Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for reelection to the 99th Assembly District. Colin has been dedicated to supporting the working men and women of his district and our state. Colin has focused on strengthening the middle class, ensuring good paying union jobs are available for local residents and that our local economy has the tools it needs to prosper. Especially during the pandemic Colin worked to make sure local workers and their families had everything they needed to be healthy and safe. Local 17 encourages all to support Assemblyman Colin Schmitt on November 3rd.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank Laborers’ Local 17 for the strong endorsement and support of my campaign. I will always have the back of the working men and women of our district and with Local 17 behind me we have strong momentum heading into Election Day.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY NYS TROOPERS PBA

New Windsor, NY — (09/22/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been proudly endorsed for reelection by the New York State Troopers PBA.

The NYSTPBA consists of over 6,000 active and retired members from the rank Trooper to Major.

The official endorsement release from the NYSTPBA states:

“The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. is proud to announce the endorsement of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for re-election to the NYS Assembly 99th district.”

“It is with careful consideration that the NYSTPBA is endorsing Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for re-election to the NYS Assembly 99th district. During these unprecedented times we have endured the passage of bail reform, protesters screaming to ‘defund the police’ and rioters and looters taking to the streets of NY. The resulting disdain and violence against police officers and our citizens are deplorable. Even more shameful is the lack of support and trust that is deserving a person who dons a police uniform and protects us from that which is evil. Even amidst this one-party rule there are still those who support police and fight for effective legislation. “Our members are honored and proud to stand alongside and support Colin Schmitt as he continues to do for us,” said John Clark, 2nd VP/Legislative Director for the NYSTPBA.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Our New York State Troopers are the best of the best. To have their support and endorsement in my re-election campaign means a lot to me. I will always support our law enforcement officers and when re-elected I will continue my efforts to keep our communities safe and secure.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFS’ PBA

New Windsor, NY — (07/28/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs’ PBA for his 2020 re-election.

The official endorsement from PBA President Jeremy Yela stated, “It is with great pleasure that the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association proudly announces our enthusiastic endorsement of your 2020 campaign for the 99th Assembly District! You have shown that you are a person of honesty, integrity, and of sound judgment. You demand excellence from yourself and from others. We know that with your experience, knowledge and public service that you are the right candidate for the position. Your Pro-Labor and Pro-Law Enforcement record have been strong as seen in your stance against Bail Reform. You are a dedicated civic leader in your community and we are assured you will continue to move the 99th Assembly District forward in hopes of getting New York State back on track.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I would like to thank the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs’ PBA for their unanimous endorsement and support of my re-election campaign. I am proud to fully support our law enforcement and stand against all attempts to defund our police. When re-elected I will continue my bipartisan efforts to keep our communities and families safe while supporting the women and men of law enforcement who serve and live within our great 99th District.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT EARNS 100% ENVIRONMENTAL SCORECARD RATING

New Windsor, NY — (10/17/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has earned a perfect 100% rating on the 2020 New York State Environmental Scorecard.

Schmitt, who serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and Member of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Water Quality, has made protecting our water, land, natural resources and environment priorities during his first term.

Among the bills considered in the rating process is legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Schmitt including the Orange County Community Preservation Act, PFAS-Free firefghting foam, and stream protection.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “During my first term I have made a commitment to protecting our water, land, natural resources and environment. Especially as our region has faced water quality, contamination and crisis issues and pressures from unchecked high-density development it has been critically important to be a dedicated voice in the Assembly for these issues that impact our Hudson Valley families. It is an honor to earn a perfect 100% rating on this year’s environmental scorecard and I pledge to continue to lead efforts to protect our precious resources for generations to come.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY NEW YORK STATE POLICE INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been unanimously endorsed for reelection by the New York State Police Investigators Association.
The Investigators Association represents more than 2,400 active and retired Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) members of the New York State Police. Their endorsement joins the unanimous support of the NYS Troopers PBA.
The formal endorsement letter from president Ronald Pierone and Troop F Delegate Kevin Chorzempa states, “On behalf of the members of the New York State Police Investigators Association (NYSPIA), Local 4, International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO, we proudly endorse your candidacy for Assemblyman of the 99th District.”
“Your demonstrated record of success in all aspects of your career, publicly and privately, reinforces our belief that you are the right candidate. The 99th District needs your recognized talents to support working families, strictly enforce the laws and address labor issues. Throughout your career you have clearly demonstrated yourself as a dedicated public servant who knows what it takes to get the job done through the most difficult of times and challenging of circumstances.The members of the New York State Police Investigators Association believe your experience, integrity and independence make you the clear choice.”
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “It is an honor to have earned such a strong endorsement from the NYSPIA. I am committed to serving our district and working with partners like the NYSPIA to keep our communities safe and secure.”


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY FDNY UNIONS AT GOSHEN RALLY

New Windsor, NY — (10/22/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) today was unanimously endorsed for reelection by the two unions representing members of the FDNY – Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) and Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA).

The unions held a joint endorsement rally in Goshen along with the Retired NYC Firefighters of Orange County and members of the Fire RIders Motorcycle Club.

James McCarthy, UFOA Treasurer stated, “This is an easy endorsement for us. Colin knows our issues- he grew up in a household that had a pension and healthcare and collective bargaining and all of the benefits of unions, so he knows all of our issues and he supports us. Colin has stood shoulder to shoulder with our members during his first term in office and we know that he will continue to do so when re-elected. I live right here in Goshen, in his district, and can attest to how great of a representative he is. He’s also stepped up to protect our country in uniform, just like we protect the members of our community. He knows our issues, the importance of our legislation, and he’s done numerous bills for us as a representative on the Labor Committee. He knows personally the importance of protecting our members and making sure we have a voice in Albany. We’re very happy and proud to endorse him and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Robert Eustace, UFA Vice President stated, “It is simple, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has the back of NYC Firefighters in Albany and we have his back in his re-election campaign – that’s why this was a very easy endorsement for us to make. Colin comes from an FDNY family so he knows our issues and why they are so important first hand. We are happy to have someone like Colin fighting for us everyday. He has been an effective voice in Albany and we need him re-elected so that he can continue to serve his constituents and support our members and their families on the issues that matter most.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “During my first term in office it has been an honor to support our FDNY members in Albany. I am grateful to receive the support of both the UFA and UFOA and pledge to continue to be the strongest voice for our firefighters in the State Assembly.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

New Windsor, NY — (10/28/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed by the Orange County District Attorney’s Investigators Association.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Investigators Association sent a formal letter that stated, “This letter is enthusiastic to endorse Colin J. Schmitt in his position as Assemblyman for the 99th District.”

“After having seen the work Assemblyman Schmitt has done to help protect New York families and his support for New York’s law enforcement community we believe he has and will continue to fight for New York 99th district citizens. This election is crucial for New Yorkers and we need you to encourage your friends and family to go to the polls and vote for high quality candidates like Colin!”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I appreciate the support from the Orange County District Attorneys Investigators office. I am proud to stand with law enforcement and will always work to ensure that our members of law enforcement have the resources and tools they need to serve and protect our communities.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY NYC PBA

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York.

The NYC PBA is the largest municipal police union in the world.

PBA President Pat Lynch stated in the formal endorsement letter, “On behalf of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, it is my pleasure to announce our endorsement of your candidacy for re-election to the New York State Assembly in the 99th District.”

“Your commitment to addressing the issues affecting New York City police officers is well recognized, and it is an honor to have you representing our members in the Assembly. We look forward to working with you towards our shared goal of a stronger, safer New York.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “My district is home to many active and retired NYPD officers, their families and community members who support them. I will always have the back of our NYPD heroes, all law enforcement and first responders. It is an honor to have the NYC PBA’s endorsement for my re-election. I will continue to stand up for the safe and secure communities we deserve and oppose any and all attempts to defund our police departments.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY IBEW 363

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM) has been proudly endorsed for reelection by IBEW – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 363.

IBEW 363 Business Manager Sam Fratto wrote in the formal union endorsement letter, “We feel very strongly that you are the best person to represent the middle-class people of our district in this important election. You have a proven track record of this as our current Assemblyman and you have never wavered from it. We understand and appreciate your commitment to our community. We know that you are the type of person who will think deeply and make the difficult decisions that come with the position in the NYS Assembly. We know you will keep the people in your mind while doing so. We are proud to support you as our representative in the 99th NYS Assembly District.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I thank IBEW 363 for recognizing my unwavering commitment to our Hudson Valley values and the hard working residents of our district. November is quickly approaching and I appreciate the support for my reelection. During these difficult times I want to continue my proven track record of delivering for our district.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District!


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ENDORSED BY WESTCHESTER COUNTY CORRECTION OFFICERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has been endorsed for reelection by the Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association.

The official endorsement from WCOBA President Neil Pellone stated, “The Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, is pleased to endorse your campaign for re-election to the New York State Assembly representing the 99th District. You have proven to be a strong advocate of Law Enforcement and all first responders, your most recent opposition to the repeal of 50-A and other knee jerk anti-police measures showed your support is unwavering. Pushing back on the bail reform laws shows your continued commitment to public safety.

Your strong community presence during this current pandemic partnered with your public service with the U.S. Army National Guard, besides impressive it is inspiring.

Our members are fortunate to have you represent them in the Assembly, and your constituents will truly benefit with your re-election.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank WCOBA for their endorsement and unwavering support of my campaign. I have a proven track record of supporting our first responders and law enforcement in Albany along with a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of my constituents. I will continue this standard when re-elected in November.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!


ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT EARNS HISTORIC 5 BALLOT LINES FOR 2020 RE-ELECTION

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM)- New Windsor) who is running for re-election to his second term has earned a historic 5 ballot lines for the 2020 general election. Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has been endorsed by and will appear on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Libertarian, and SAM party lines.

Assemblyman Schmitt has earned the support of more party lines than any legislative incumbent or candidate in the region. The position on 5 ballot lines gives voters a wide array of choices in which to support Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s bipartisan re-election campaign.

The news of Schmitt’s 5 ballot lines comes on the heels of the July pre-election filing where the Assemblyman outraised his radical socialist opponent by 2.5x+ and had 6.5x+ cash on hand.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Serving the residents of the Orange and Rockland Counties in the State Assembly is a true honor. I wake up every morning committed to serving our Hudson Valley Values in bipartisan fashion. I am proud of all the work accomplished on behalf of every senior, veteran, small business owner, union member, student, hard working family and local resident of our district during my first term. I am committed to continue getting the job done for each and every resident of our district. There will be 5 ballot line options for those wishing to support me. I have established a robust bipartisan record of achievement fighting for our fair share of state funding and tax relief, clean water, community preservation, responding to the COVID-19 crisis, fighting for ethics reform, combating the heroin and opioid epidemic and more; now all voters will have the option to say yes to two more years of service on either the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Libertarian or SAM party lines. I thank these parties for recognizing my bipartisan record of achievement and supporting my re-election.”

Orange County Republican Committee Chairwoman Courtney Greene stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has proven to be a tenacious fighter for our district and our values in Albany. It is no surprise that he has earned 5 ballot lines for his reelection campaign. Colin is someone we all can count on and he always works day and night on our behalf.”

Rockland County Republican Committee Chairman Lawrence Garvey stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt is the leader we need fighting for us in Albany. Time after time Colin delivers for his constituents and that is recognized by the 5 ballot lines he will appear on this November. Voters will have the option to re-elect Colin J. Schmitt on the Republican who has earned our support.”

State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar stated, “Assemblyman Schmitt has earned the support of the Conservative Party. In his first term Colin has established himself as a necessary voice pushing back against the Albany madness. He is a true benefit to his district and our entire state. I encourage all residents to vote to re-election Colin Schmitt this November. We need his voice in Albany to stand up for us.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!

Letters To The Editor


– Letter to the Editor- Re-Electing Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (Chronicle News):

Summary: “As a young woman it is so inspiring to see someone of my generation step up and lead our community and do so with consistent values and dedication to issues that impact me. Colin has been a strong supporter of women while in office passing and supporting legislation that has a direct positive impact on all of us.”

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-Letter to the Editor- Thanking Schmitt for all He Has Done (The Photo News):

Summary: “As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, it is with pride that I salute and thank Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for his service to our district and our state.Assemblyman Schmitt not only serves us in the State Assembly but also as a member of the Army National Guard.”

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-Letter to the Editor- Chamber President Endorses Schmitt (Mid-Hudson News):

Summary: “As a lifelong resident, small business owner, Chamber president, and County Legislator, I want to let you know that I stand fully in support of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt in his re-election campaign.”

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-Letter to the Editor- In Support of Schmitt (Orange County Post):

Summary: As a US Marine Corps veteran it is with pride that I salute and thank Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for his service to our district and our state. Assemblyman Schmitt not only serves us in the State Assembly but also as a member of the Army National Guard. He is a tested leader, one who has put others first both in uniform and on the Assembly floor.

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-Letter to the Editor: First time voter endorses Schmitt (Mid Hudson News):

Summary: 2020 is a major election for me. I just turned 18 and will be voting for the very first time. As a young woman and lifelong resident of New Windsor, I am proud that I will be able to cast my vote for our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt.

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-Letters to the Editor (Times Herald-Record):

Summary: Colin Schmitt helps small businesses in this time of need. Our community has a dedicated leader in Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. He has been a positive force for us during the coronavirus crisis, especially small businesses in need. I have had the pleasure of talking to Schmitt and his staff and have nothing but respect for all they are doing for our community and small businesses.

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– Letters to the Editor- Thank you Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for your service to your state and country (PhotoNews)

Summary: Highlights Colin’s military service and leadership in serving his community in the field and on the Assembly Floor

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Assemblyman Colin Schmitt works for the community – times herald record

Summary: Highlights Colin’s support during the covid response form the POV of a Woman who owns a small business in the 99th Assembly district

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Assemblyman Colin Schmitt ‘is a proven partner every time he is called on’ – photo news

Summary: Highlights Colin’s efforts to donate PPE to the District

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‘The best advocate’ – Photo News

Summary: Highlights the beauty of the 99th Assembly District and his support for small business

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‘Let’s send Colin Schmitt back for two more years of success for our district’ – Chronicle

Summary: From the POV of a first time female voter Highlights his support for Women

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Colin Schmitt – Times hudson valley

Summary: New Windsor Resident highlighting his leadership in the Opioid Crisis

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Assemblyman Schmitt helps food pantry

Summary: Highlights Assemblyman efforts to support food pantries

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What real leadership looks like

Summary: Highlights Colin’s support for business during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Stony Point Supervisor Monaghan, Why I support Assemblyman Colin Schmitt

Summary: Stony Point supervisor endorsement of colin

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Letter: In my first election, I’m voting for Colin Schmitt

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‘Schmitt is … dedicated to working on all issues that matter to us’

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Letter To The Editor: Re-elect Senator Schmitt

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Your candidates for NY State Assembly

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‘Thank you, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, for your service to your state and country’

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Coalitions


Thank you to the Indian American Community of Orange County for your support of my campaign. This evening was a wonderful gathering of support days before the election.


Latinos for Schmitt coalition out with our fellow candidates for a get out the vote push! Vote Schmitt.


Huge energy for the Schmitt Election Day sign rally in Washingtonville!! Vote Schmitt!!!


DEMOCRATS FOR SCHMITT COALITION LAUNCHES

Lifelong Democrats and officials Joan Skinner and Vincent C. Finiza to serve as Co-Chairs

The Democrats for Schmitt coalition has launched to support the re-election of Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor). Lifelong registered Democrats and past Democrat officials Town Clerk Joan Skinner of Stony Point and Chester Town Councilman Vincent C. Finiza will serve as Co-Chairs of the coalition.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt who is serving his first term in the State Legislature has worked across the aisle in bipartisan fashion since his first day of taking office. Schmitt has consistently worked with members of both parties, especially local leaders in communities across his district.

Joan Skinner stated, “I am proud to fully support and endorse Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for re-election. I am a lifelong registered Democrat who served for many years as the elected Town Clerk of Stony Point. I have had the privilege to work closely with Assemblyman Schmitt to assist the residents of our district. Colin is always just a phone call away, ready to assist in any matter. Party doesn’t matter to him. He puts the work in for each and every resident of our district. Today it can seem that we are more divided than ever, but we have a bipartisan Assemblyman who is bringing people together and successfully serving all of us. Colin is an example for others to follow and with his strong record of bipartisan success we need him to keep serving us.”

Vincent C. Finiza stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has my full support. He has worked with me, a lifelong Democrat, with no concern for party affiliation. Colin is just focused on helping his constituents. Whether it is preserving our communities against over development, protecting our water, supporting small businesses, or assisting and supporting our first responders especially during the COVID-19 crisis Colin has been there. Colin is always available to help when called upon, he doesn’t stop until there is a solution. In a time when there is so much uncertainty and division in our nation Colin Schmitt is a leader who brings people together, regardless of party, to get the job done. Please join me in re-electing our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt so he can keep working for us in bipartisan fashion.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I want to thank Joan and Vin for their support and kind words. When it comes to helping our district I put party aside and work to get the job done. I am proud of my bipartisan track record of real results for our district and I plan to continue to deliver for our Hudson Valley values when re-elected. I welcome support from all parties and encourage all residents to reach out at any time if I can help them.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!


WOMEN FOR SCHMITT COALITION HOSTS 2020 RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT

Chester, NY — (10/13/2020) Women for Schmitt, a coalition of women in the community supporting the re-election of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, held a rally this evening in Chester at a well-known woman owned business, Bagel Girls Cafe.

The coalition and other guests attended the event to show their unwavering support for the re-election of Assemblyman Schmitt, the best advocate for women and all residents of the 99th Assembly District.

During his first term in office, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has been a strong advocate for women in our state and will continue fighting for justice and equality for all women. Assemblyman Schmitt helped pass the equal rights for women constitutional amendment (A.271); Equal Pay for Equal Work: Assemblyman Schmitt helped pass equal pay legislation (A.08971); Domestic Violence Protection: Assemblyman Schmitt has supported, co-sponsored, and helped pass legislation to protect and ensure justice for women who are victims of domestic violence, including: A.3974, A.219A, A.09134, A.409, A.583 and A.7400; Women’s Healthcare Coverage: Assemblyman Schmitt helped enact “Shannon’s Law” so women have more accessible healthcare coverage (A.5502); Maternal Health: Assemblyman Schmitt cosponsors legislation requiring the Department of Health to establish a maternal depression awareness campaign (A.338). These highlighted bills are just some of the dozens of sponsored, co-sponsored and supported bills by Assemblyman Schmitt that have a direct positive impact on women and girls of New York State.

The women represented a diverse cross section of the region ranging in age, personal and professional background. The many attendees included local business owners, students, veterans, homemakers, retired professionals, elected leaders and more. Others not able to personally attend are dedicated members of the coalition. These women not only stood with Assemblyman Colin Schmitt today, but pledged to do all in their power to ensure he is re-elected on November 3rd.

Assembly District First Lady Nikki Schmitt stated, “Colin is a great advocate for everyone in the 99th Assembly District. I see first hand the work that he puts into this job and there is no one better suited for it. We love this community and getting to know so many people and so many small businesses has been so awesome. Small businesses are the backbone of our community and Colin’s advocacy for such is evidenced by his endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Today we are at Bagel Girls Cafe, an awesome cafe in Chester and also woman owned! Thank-you for having us! Colin is a strong advocate for women, I am not going to name every piece of legislation he helped pass but a few quick highlights are equal pay legislation, domestic violence protection legislation & Maternal health legislation. I am so humbled by the continued support from everyone here today, thank-you for believing in us! And Colin, I am so proud of you for fighting the good fight and standing unwaveringly in your convictions in order to best serve our community!”

Jill DiSalvo stated, “I am so proud of my son everyday as he serves the 99th Assembly District with integrity, honor and commitment. For as long as I can remember, Colin has been dedicated to helping others whether it is in the Army National Guard or as our Assemblyman. He is continuously looking for ways to improve our communities and give back. Women and families in his district know how committed he is and that is why we are all here today to support his re-election. I am honored to share my son with the community and look forward to a second term.”

Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt stated, “I am proud to support the re-election of our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. Colin has shown dedication and commitment to serving the public and has been the strongest voice for women and the issues that matter to us all. During his first term in the Assembly, Colin has already shown that he is a powerful leader that can deliver real results . I wish him the very best during his campaign and fully support him!”

Orange County Legislator Kathy Stegenga stated, “I am so proud to support the re-election of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt with the Women for Schmitt coalition. This coalition and the turnout of individuals at the rally is so important because it speaks volumes to Colin’s record of standing up for women and families. Colin has ensured bills that are critical for economic empowerment of women in particular have passed. As a woman, a mother, a local business owner and County Legislator, I can promise you that there is no better representative for us than Colin Schmitt.”

Orange County Republican Chairwoman Courtney Greene stated, “As a woman, I am proud to support the re-election of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt to continue representing the 99th Assembly District. Assemblyman Schmitt is a dedicated leader for our community who has a proven track record of standing up for all, especially women. His legislative record speaks for itself. Dozens of bills passed that empower women and girls across our state, that make it safer for all. Colin has made sure that all women in our community and state have equal opportunity to succeed and achieve. He is a leader on the issues that matter most for our communities and families.”

Former Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun stated, “It is a true honor to be here tonight to support our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. I served in Albany and know how important it is to have Colin’s voice representing us. Standing up for the local issues that matter. In just his first term Colin has an outstanding voting record. Supporting and passing countless bills that have a direct positive impact on women across our district and across our state including bills that increase economic and personal opportunity and expand access to healthcare. I stand with Colin and fully support his re-election.”

Michele Young, Owner of Bagel Girls stated, “It is an honor to host the Women for Schmitt 2020 rally at our store. Assemblyman Schmitt has been a great supporter to our business during his term – honoring our store as small business of the month last year and providing guidance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I know that Colin Schmitt is the best choice to represent women, families and especially small businesses in the State Assembly and that’s why we are proud to host this rally in support of his re-election.”

Beverly Cannelli, resident of New Windsor, stated, “I am proud to stand here today as a member of the Women for Schmitt Coalition to support the re-election of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. Colin Schmitt saved my life. He was there for me during one of the hardest and darkest times of my life and did not give up on me when I called on him for help. I was overwhelmed with bills from my breast cancer treatment and Assemblyman Schmitt did everything in his power to take care of me. I will be forever thankful for his efforts and proudly support his re-election campaign so he can continue to help others.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I am honored by the outpouring of support I have received during my re-election campaign, in particular from the Women for Schmitt coalition. During my first term in the Assembly, I am proud of my advocacy for women in New York and have fought for justice and equality for all women. I have supported and helped pass legislation that empowers women including bills that increased economic opportunities, expanded healthcare access, and enshrined equal rights and protections. I appreciate all the support and will continue to fight for all women and families in the 99th Assembly District.”

To view the rally live, please click here.

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!


ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF THE NEW YORK LEGISLATIVE SPORTSMEN’S CAUCUS

Washingtonville, NY — (12/23/19) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has been appointed Co-Chair of the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus part of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses.

The Sportsmen’s Caucus is the preeminent national legislative organization focused on protecting and advancing hunting and fishing rights as well as conservation efforts.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt stated, “Protecting our hunting and fishing traditions in New York State as well as conserving our land, water and natural resources has been a significant focus of mine since being elected to the State Assembly. I am honored and humbled to be appointed as Co-Chair of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus while still a freshman in the Assembly. I am grateful for the opportunity to assume this statewide leadership role within the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses organization.”

Schmitt continued, “Ensuring our hunting and fishing rights are protected is a constant struggle in Albany. I have been on the front lines of defending our outdoor sporting traditions and will use my new position to continue those efforts.”

Schmitt continued, “Conservation of land and water is a paramount generational issue facing my district and our entire state. I have made land, water and natural resource conservation a key focus of my first year in office and I will continue to be a leading voice on these issues in the Assembly. I am grateful that my advocacy on these critical issues has been recognized with such significance to earn appointment as Co-Chair of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.”

“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is excited to work with Assemblyman Schmitt to protect and advance our time-honored hunting and fishing traditions in the Empire State,” said Brent Miller, CSF’s Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program Administrator. “In short order, the Assemblyman has proven to be a stalwart supporter of, an active participant in, a wide range of hunting and fishing activities. Assemblyman Schmitt has also established himself as a leading advocate for land and water conservation in his district and across New York. We congratulate him on his leadership role with the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.”

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus stated, “Colin Schmitt is a passionate outdoorsmen which makes him the perfect fit for the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. He will advocate for the sportsmen and sportswomen in Orange County who make many contributions to our communities. I wish Assemblyman Schmitt the best of luck in this important role and I look forward to continuing to work with him and our Sportsmen’s clubs.”

Tom Moriarty, President of Black Rock Fish and Game stated, “Black Rock Fish and Game Club is proud that our member Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has been appointed co-chair of the legislative sportsmen’s caucus. Schmitt has a proven track record of supporting our hunting and fishing rights and being the point person for conservation matters in our region. This is a monumental position for our Assemblyman to hold and we know that Colin’s efforts will have a profound long term positive impact for all hunters, anglers and outdoor sporting enthusiasts.”

Roy Zucca, President Monroe Chester Sportmen’s Club stated, “As President of the Monroe Chester Sportmen’s Club and speaking for all of our 700 club members we are very pleased to hear the exciting news that Colin Schmitt, our local member of the New York State Assembly representing District 99, has been appointed co-chair of the legislative sportsmen’s caucus. That is a major plus for outdoorsmen and women in Orange County and all of NYS. His dedication to conservation issues and the concerns and interests of sportsmen and women is a breath of fresh air in a very hostile political atmosphere. We look to Assemblyman Schmitt for his leadership on the legislative sportsmen’s caucus.”

George Kydon, Orange County NRA-ILA stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has been a stalwart supporter of our hunting, fishing and 2nd Amendment Rights. His appointment to this leadership position with statewide and national impact is welcome news and we fully support his appointment.”

Jim Delaune, Executive Director of the Orange County Land Trust stated, “I applaud Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s appointment as co-chair of the legislative sportsmen’s caucus. In his first year in office Assemblyman Schmitt has established himself as a leading supporter of conservation and preservation efforts. His proven track record makes him a perfect fit for this prominent appointment and we look forward to continuing to work together with him on critical conservation issues that have profound impacts on our region.”

Jim Torcivia, President of the Orange County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt is well respected and regarded in our area for his strong support of hunting and fishing rights and conservation of natural resources. We have no stronger ally in Albany and that has been confirmed by the deserved appointment which increases Assemblyman Schmitt’s impact across the state and nation. Thank you Assemblyman, your leadership is greatly appreciated and we stand in support of you and all your efforts.”

William Schuster, PhD, Executive Director, Black Rock Forest stated, “I congratulate Assemblyman Schmitt on his appointment as co-chair of the legislative sportsmen’s caucus. The Assemblyman has established a strong relationship with Black Rock Forest regarding conservation efforts across our region. This leadership position should prove to be a significant asset for our district and the state and we look forward to the Assemblyman being a key leader on many conservation related matters.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!

Testimonial Videos


Woodbury Mayor Tim Egan supports our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt


Beverly of New Windsor: “An honor to thank Colin Schmitt for saving my life.”


Assemblyman Schmitt: Caring for our seniors during COVID-19


Kathy Stegenga supports our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt.


Carpenters Local 279 Member Speaks on supporting Colin Schmitt


New Windsor Veteran George Reilly speaking about Assemblyman Colin Schmitt


Army Battle Buddy speaking in support of Colin Schmitt


Fire Chief and Commissioner Scott Morrice on Colin Schmitt


Local student Steven Tripodianos supports Assemblyman Colin Schmitt