GOSHEN – Republican Orange County Legislator Kathy Stegenga has tossed her hat in the ring in the race for the 101st State Assembly District seat.
Prior to her county service, the daughter of former State Assemblywoman and Town Supervisor Nancy Calhoun, Stegenga was a member of the Blooming Grove Town Council.
“The challenges we face in this state such as forced mandates, skyrocketing crime rates and high taxes are just a few of the reasons I am seeking this office,” said Stegenga.
Saying “Albany is broken,” Stegenga said “we need a leader to stand up for common-sense values and bring our state back to prosperity once again.”
Saying she comes from a law enforcement background, there is a need to repeal bail reform “which has put criminals on the street and made our communities less safe.”
Montgomery Town Supervisor Brian Maher has also announced that he is seeking the GOP nomination for the 101st District seat that could lead to a primary race between the two candidates.
No Democrat has yet announced to represent the district, which includes portions of Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan counties and extends north.