Press Releases

Editorial: A Letter to Our Students Heading Back to School

As August winds down, I wanted to wish the Students of the 99th Assembly District good luck in their new school year! Opportunity awaits through those doors as fresh interests are piqued and new skills developed. A new chapter begins that is filled with...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Recognizes South Street Collision as August Small Business of the Month

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Goshen, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) has a small business of the month appreciation program to show recognition for a local business in the 99th Assembly District each month. For the month of August, Assemblyman Colin...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Announces 2nd Annual School Supply Drive

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) today announced his 2nd Annual School Supply Drive ongoing for the months of August and September in order to collect school supplies to support local students preparing...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Recognizes Tool Factory Outlet As July Small Business Of The Month

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Goshen, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) Has A Small Business Of The Month Appreciation Program To Show Recognition For A Local Business In The 99th Assembly District Each Month. For The Month Of July, Assemblyman Colin...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Mrs. Schmitt Announce 3rd Annual Summer Reading Challenge

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New Windsor, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) and Mrs. Nikki Schmitt today launched the 99th Assembly District 2022 Summer Reading Program consisting of the NYS Assembly Summer Reading Challenge to encourage kids to read...

Two Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Bills Signed Into Law

Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, released the following statement after Governor Hochul signed into law two bills he sponsored and passed during the 2022 legislative session. The legislation, A.9780/S.8969...

Schmitt’s Lightning Strike Safety and Awareness Week Passes Unanimously

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), who himself is a lightning strike survivor, announces the unanimous passage of his Assembly legislative resolution memorializing Governor Hochul to proclaim June 19-25, 2022, as...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Statement on Conclusion of Successful 2022 NYS Legislative Session

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, released the following statement, amid the conclusion of the 2022 New York State legislative session, where 5 bills the Assemblyman prime sponsored were passed into law,...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s Statement On Passage Of Chester Community Preservation Legislation

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce he has successfully passed his bipartisan Chester Community Preservation legislation in the Assembly (A.5585A). This bill will allow Chester to finance conservation...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Senator Mike Martucci Pass Key Legislation Designating Otter Kill Creek A NYS Inland Waterway

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM-New Windsor) and Senator Mike Martucci (R,C,I-Hudson Valley/Catskills), today, announced the passage of A.9780/S.8969, amending New York State Executive Law to define Otter Kill Creek in Orange...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Statement On Threats To Disrupt Catholic Masses On Mother’s Day

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) released the following statement regarding threats made against Catholic masses on Mother’s Day. Law enforcement is warning that extremists may try and disrupt Catholic...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Announces Approval Of His 2022 Stop The Bleed Month Resolution

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), is proud to announce that his resolution to make May 2022, Stop the Bleed Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Stop the Bleed Month, has...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Statement On Fallen Former Orange County Marine Killed In Ukraine

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, released the following statement after former U.S. Marine William ‘Willy’ Joseph Cancel, 22, was killed Monday bravely fighting alongside Ukrainian forces against Russia’s...

Schmitt Announces Over $18 Million in Clean Water Funding for 99th Assembly District

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce more than $18 million in state funding will be disbursed in the 99th Assembly District for water infrastructure projects in order to protect public health and...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Delivers Historic Tax Relief

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce the passage of historic tax cuts and relief for middle-class families and small businesses across the Hudson Valley. Schmitt delivered on his promise to secure...

Assemblyman Schmitt Honored With Guardian Of Seniors’ Rights Award

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NEW WINDSOR, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) has been honored with the 60 Plus Association’s Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award:"I am honored to receive the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award by the 60 Plus Association...

Assemblyman Schmitt Pays Tribute To Cadets During West Point Day In Albany

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ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) paid tribute to a group of cadets from the United States Military Academy during the annual West Point Day on Thursday, March 24, 2022, held in the New York State Capitol in Albany....

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Fighting for Historic Funding to Fix Local Roads, Bridges, and Potholes

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), the Ranking Member of the Assembly Local Governments Committee has joined with colleagues to advocate in the state budget process for an increase in critical funding for local...

Colin Schmitt and Local Officials Call for Immediate Action to Provide Gas Price Relief

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NEW WINDSOR, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C-New Windsor), today held a press conference to discuss immediate actions required to provide relief for skyrocketing gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular gas hit $4 on Sunday,...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Supports Additions to State Parks in the Hudson Highlands

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) released the following statement in support of adding additional acres to state parks in the Hudson Valley, expanding the protection of New York’s open spaces, and ensuring...