Smythe to take second shot at State Senate seat


POUGHKEEPSIE – Democrat Karen Smythe, who lost a nail-biting race to incumbent State Senator Susan Serino (R, Hyde Park) last fall, is apparently going to take a second shot at the post.

She will be formally announcing her plans to run for elective office next year today.

While the announcement of the event does not mention what position she will be seeking, but her website is

In last year’s challenge to Serino, Smythe lost by only 688 votes of 118,000 cast.

The district includes most of Dutchess County and the western portion of Putnam County.

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