Pictured from left to right are Karl A. Brahenec's children - Karl W. Brabenec and Kimberlee Brabenec, who holds the bible as the assemblyman is sworn in by Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill.
PORT JERVIS — Assemblyman Karl A. Brabenec (R, C, I, Ref - Deerpark) was sworn in for a third term on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Port Jervis by Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill. Brabenec, the newly appointed Assistant Minority Whip, told the crowd of about 70 people that he plans to continue his fight for school property tax reform, infrastructure improvements, protecting law enforcement and first responders and supporting the agriculture community in the state. Brabenec also announced that he has reappointed his current staff for another two-year term. The appointments are: • Joseph Coleman of Florida as chief of staff; • Suzanne Edzenga of Glen Spey as deputy chief of staff; • Kathleen O'Connell of Greenville as district office director; • Ryan Zygmunt of Warwick as director of community relations; and • Michael Dolan of Sloatsburg as Rockland County community liaison. The district office will remain at 28 North Main Street in Florida and the office phone number is 845-544-7551.