GOSHEN – Republican Orange County Legislator Michael Anagnostakis, who has represented parts of the towns of Newburgh and Montgomery and the Village of Walden for several terms, will face a GOP primary this year against political newcomer Patricia Maher. She has the endorsement of the GOP and Conservative parties.
Maher said if elected, she would work with County Executive Steven Neuhaus “to continue to hold the line on county spending while working with local leaders to ensure that those constituents I represent… have everything they need to thrive during our post-Covid19 recovery.”a
Maher is the co-founder of Hudson Valley Honor Flight and is a volunteer “Angel” for “Hope Not Handcuffs,” an organization that works with local police to help guide those who are troubled with addiction.
Anagnostakis, meanwhile, said he has always “fought for what’s best for the people – not the political insiders.”
He has a reputation of being a fiscal conservative. He said he forced lawmakers to contribute to their health coverage, supported a salary freeze for 12 years, stopped the mileage pay to drive to work, and fought welfare abuse, exposing 93 percent of K.J. on welfare.
Anagnostakis said he “fought those political insiders to save our nursing home, Valley View, for our seniors and our veterans.”
Over the years, the lawmaker said he voted “no” 45 times to wasteful spending that totaled over $127 million. “That’s more “no” votes against waste than all other Republican legislators – combined!”
He also said he wrote and passed Rocky’s Law to stop animal abuse in the county.
The primary election will be held on June 22.