Colin Schmitt poses with GOP officials at Livingston County Christmas party (photo: social media)
New Windsor - With State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy’s election to the House of Representatives in November, he will be vacating his political post in January. One of those being mentioned as possible successor is outgoing State Assemblyman Colin Schmitt of New Windsor, who lost a recent bid to run for Congress against Democrat Pat Ryan.
Schmitt has not returned phone calls for comment; however, he has been making the rounds visiting Republican committee events in various parts of the state. On December 15, he attended the Livingston County GOP Christmas dinner. There, he had a photo opp. with Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, State Senator Pam Helming, GOP Elections Commissioner Rebecca Schroeder and Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
The following day, he was at the Erie County Republican Diner in Buffalo where he met with Langworthy, Erie County GOP Chairman Michael Kracker and Niagara County Party Chairman Rick Andres.
On December 27, Schmitt released a letter to his constituents saying, “While I will not be in elected office at the beginning of the year, my family and I will continue to support the community we care so much about, and in the coming weeks, I will announce plans to continue our service.”
“As someone who supports Democrats, Colin’s interest in becoming State Republican Party Chair is the late Christmas present no one asked for,” said Orange County Democratic Committee Chairman Zak Constantine. Source: Mid-Hudson News
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