Broge pulls out of State Assembly race

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Broge: Pulling out of Assembly race

GOSHEN – Orange County Democratic Party Chairman Brett Broge, who
had announced he would run for the 99th State Assembly post and recently
filed petitions to be placed on four ballot lines in November, has filed
with the state Board of Elections declining the candidacy.

He had filed petitions to get on the Democrat, Working Families, Independence
and Women’s Equality lines, but now has filed a formal declination.

Broge told Mid-Hudson News on Tuesday had no one stepped forward, he would
have stayed in the race, but with new expressions of interest, his vacancy
committee, which consists of three people including himself, a replacement
will be selected.

All Broge would say at this point was that the new candidate is a male
political newcomer.

Whoever that person is will face Republican Colin Schmitt, who will also
appear on the Conservative, Independence and the Reform Party lines.