Statement from the Senator:
“After a great deal of careful consideration, reflection, discussion with my family and prayer, I have decided to not seek re-election this fall to another term as State Senator serving and representing the 43rd District.
While this was a difficult decision, the reality is that year’s end is the right time for me to step away. More importantly, it is the right thing to do for my family. I am the primary caregiver for my mother Dorothy and want to enjoy every day with her. I also have four of the world’s most wonderful grandchildren whom I absolutely treasure every moment with and want to continue spoiling. I look forward to finally having more quality time to share and spend with them and the rest of our family.
Serving as New York State Senator, representing, working and fighting for taxpayers and families of the 43rd District, has been an honor, privilege and blessing. The overwhelming support and continued trust and confidence that voters in Columbia, Rensselaer and Washington Counties – and especially my home County of Saratoga – have continually placed in me is something I deeply appreciate and will forever cherish.
I entered public service at the tender age of 25 and my service as Halfmoon Town Clerk, on the Halfmoon Town Board, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office, and the New York State Senate have all been part of an incredible journey with so many great friends and magnificent memories made along the way.
I am honored to be part of our Senate Republican Majority that continues standing strong for taxpayers; we have done great things and I know that my Senate Republican colleagues will continue helping all New Yorkers achieve and live their dreams.
While I will be leaving the New York State Senate at the end of this year, I won’t leave civic life entirely. I will continue being a strong, outspoken, passionate supporter of efforts to make New York State an even better, more affordable place.
My journey in elective office as New York State Senator at year’s end will conclude where it all began, with the guiding grace of scripture: ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’.”