Press Releases

Assemblyman Schmitt Presents Keynote Address to American Legion Boys’ State, Secures $150,000 in State Funding for American Legion Boys’ State

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Morrisville, NY — Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,I,C,Ref-New Windsor) today presented the closing keynote address to NY American Legion Boys’ State at SUNY Morrisville where he address 1,000 attendees who are rising high school seniors, US Marines,...

Malliotakis, Schmitt Get "Automatic Voter Fraud" Bill Killed

**Editor’s note** Click this link to see Assemblywoman Malliotakis and Assemblyman Schmitt discussing this dangerous legislation earlier today “We are proud that we stood together and pointed out the outrageous flaws in this legislation that...

Orange County Assembly Delegation Announces Assembly Passage Of Orange County Community Preservation Act

Albany, NY -- (06/18/19) All members of the Orange County Assembly delegation are proud to announce the Assembly overwhelmingly passed A.7699-A today, which would establish a county wide opt-in to utilize community preservation funds. This legislation...

Assemblyman Schmitt Hosts his inaugural 99th Assembly District Students of Achievement Event

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Washingtonville, NY -- (06/10/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) held his inaugural 99th Assembly District Students of Achievement event at the Washingtonville Middle School Auditorium. This official State Assembly government event...

Assemblyman Schmitt Hosts his Inaugural 99th Assembly District Women of Distinction Event

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Washingtonville, NY -- (05/09/29) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) held his inaugural 99th Assembly District Women of Distinction event at the Orange County Emergency Services Center. This official State Assembly government event was...

Schmitt Statement On PFOS/PFOA Found In New Windsor Butterhill Wells

Washingtonville, NY -- (05/03/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt released the following statement today regarding two contaminants, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), found in New Windsor’s Butterhill wells: “I have...

Assemblyman Schmitt Urges New York State Education Commissioner To Act On Grand Jury Report On Newburgh School Districts Misconduct Of Student Records

Chester, NY -- (04/04/2019) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) from the 99th Assembly District sent a letter to the New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia today to request immediate attention to the grand jury report released...

Assemblyman Schmitt Holds Press Conference On Budget Successes

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New Windsor, NY -- (04/03/2019) Today, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Local Governments Committee was joined by county, town, village and school leaders, veterans, first responders and community...

Assemblyman Schmitt Delivers Permanent Property Tax Cap

Albany, NY --(03/31/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) is proud to announce that his top legislative priority, making the property tax cap permanent, has been achieved and will be passed in the final budget. Assemblyman Schmitt has...

Assemblyman Schmitt Reiterates Critical Need For Debt Relief In Final Budget For North Rockland In Budget Negotiation Letter To Cuomo

Chester, NY -- (03/27/2019) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) from the 99th Assembly District sent a budget letter to Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders again today to reiterate in the waning hours of negations the need to include...

Schmitt Statement On Congestion Pricing Plan For Manhattan

Chester, NY -- (03/26/2019) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) today released the following statement regarding the proposed congestion pricing plan for Manhattan which would put new electronic tolls in place for drivers utilizing certain...

Assemblyman Schmitt Announces Emergency Loans Available For Orange County Farmers

Chester, NY -- (03/26/2019) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) announced today that the federal government declared Orange County as a natural disaster area. With this designation, farmers in Orange County may be eligible for assistance,...

Assemblyman Schmitt Launches Art Showcase Program

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Chester, NY -- (03/25/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) is proud to announce Paul Yablonsky of Cornwall as the inaugural artist to showcase his work in the 99th Assembly District Art Showcase program. Assemblyman Schmitt launched...

Assemblyman Schmitt Launches Legislative Advisory Councils

Chester, NY -- (03/22/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) announced today that his office has launched a variety of legislative advisory councils and is actively seeking constituents to serve as members. The legislative advisory councils...

Assemblyman Schmitt Shows Appreciation For Small Business Of The Month

Photo: Left to Right Michele Young, Toni Streisfeld, Assemblyman Schmitt, Legislator John Vero, Mayor John Bell, and Chester Police Chief Dan Dollinger
Chester, NY -- (03/22/10) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) launched his small business of the month appreciation program last month. The program is designed to show appreciation for a local small business in his district each month. For...

Assemblyman Schmitt Announces State Grant Awarded To Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association

Chester, NY -- (03/21/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor), member of the Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development Committee is proud to announce the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association was awarded a $50,000 Park and Trail Partnership...

Assemblyman Schmitt Continues Leading Bipartisan Statewide Effort For To Fully Restore Aim Funding

Assemblyman Schmitt joined local government officials at a press conference today in Albany, NY.
Albany, NY -- (03/20/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Local Governments Committee today joined county comptrollers and treasurers from across New York State, members of the New York State Association...

Assemblyman Schmitt Recognizes And Honors The Holy Cross Parish

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Albany, NY -- (03/20/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) hosted Father Michael Cedro and members of the Holy Cross Parish in Albany to present them with an official NYS Assembly Proclamation to honor and recognize the celebration of...

Assemblyman Schmitt Announces Repair Work On Notorious Chester Rt. 17M Bridge

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Chester, NY -- (03/18/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I, Ref- New Windsor) has been working to facilitate urgent repairs to the 17M bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad in Chester, NY and is proud to announce that work commenced today, Monday...

Assemblyman Schmitt And Minority Conference Sign-On To Include Funding For American Legion Boys State Program In Final Budget

Albany, NY -- (3/12/19) Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) today led the entire Assembly Minority Conference in a effort to ensure the final state budget includes restored funding for the New York American Legion Boys State Program. NY...