Updated: Apr 4
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The race for the newly-created 48th Senate District will be a rerun of one held two years ago for the 46th.
Republican Richard Amedure, who is a U.S. Army veteran and retired state trooper, announced on Monday that he will challenge incumbent Senator Michelle Hinchey, D-Saugerties, for the Senate seat in November.
This year’s election will feature races in districts redrawn by the Democratically-controlled state legislature. The new 48th Senate District now comprises all of Ulster and Greene counties and parts of Albany and Columbia Counties.
Amedure is a longtime member of the town of Rensselaerville Planning Board. He operates a small family farm and intends to use his “long history of public services and community involvement to fight for New York’s most vulnerable citizens, restore public safety, and make New York more affordable,” according to the Amedure campaign.
“The 48h Senate District needs a representative who is not only experienced, but is a proven fighter,” Amedure said in a statement. “I have a long history of serving the communities of the 48th Senate district, my state and my nation. I have always fought for what I believe in throughout my entire career, and I will continue to do so in the state Senate.”
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