George Meyers, supervisor of the Town of New Windsor, reached across party lines to endorse Sarita Bhandarkar (D, WFP – Cornwall) in the race to represent the 99th District in the State Assembly.
“As a Republican who works to represent all of my New Windsor constituents faithfully and equitably, I recognize the importance of assembling the best team, regardless of party label,” Meyers said. “ Sarita is thoughtful, intelligent and fair and is passionate about improving the lives and livelihoods of everyone in our community. From day one, she will have a strong voice in the legislature, and will ensure that New Windsor is heard.
“For the past two years, our district and our town have been ignored in the Assembly,” he added. “Our current Assemblyman, Colin Schmitt, has not been the primary sponsor of any law that has benefited New Windsor. And unlike other productive Republicans in the Assembly, he has been simply unable to work with the majority to deliver for his constituents.
“This is not a surprise to New Windsor,” the supervisor continued. “Our Town’s prior administration invented an ineffective Chief of Staff position for Colin that cost our taxpayers $100,000 annually. Although my first act as Supervisor was to eliminate this role since it had no function, Colin had already used the title to position himself for future office. It’s time for all of us to stop funding his vanity and, instead, invest in representation who will work hard for us.
“I will be voting for Sarita Bhandarkar on November 3rd,” Meyer concluded, “and encourage my community to do the same.”
The 99th Assembly District covers parts of Orange and Rockland Counties, including the towns of Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Highlands, New Windsor, Stony Point, Wawayanda and Woodbury.