GOSHEN – Montgomery Town Supervisor Brian Maher made his intention to seek the 101st State Assembly District seat official on Sunday with a rally that brought out some 100 people.
Maher, who served as Walden Village mayor prior to serving on the town level, has issues he would like to tackle if he makes it to Albany.
“I plan to be an excellent Assembly member. I am a conservative; I am a Republican. We are going to make sure that we can do everything we can to fix bail reform. We are going to do everything we can to insure that these mandates aren’t put upon us on ways we don’t need them to be,” he said.
Maher must first win the GOP nomination as Orange County Legislator Kathy Stegenga has also tossed her had in the ring.
Orange County Clerk Kelly Askew was among those in attendance at Maher’s Sunday event and she said she is backing him for the Albany post.
No Democrat has yet announced for the 101st seat.
In the Hudson Valley, the district also includes portions of Ulster and Sullivan counties.