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Fifth official candidate against Faso

May 18, 2017 12:05 am
Matthew Hamilton reports in Capitol Confidential that Sue Sullivan, a strategic planning consultant from Ulster County, is the latest Democrat to file paperwork to run in the 19th Congressional District, where John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is now the representative. “People have asked why I’m doing this,” Sullivan said in a statement. “They say, ‘don’t bother, nothing is going to change.’ But that’s not how I was raised. Through my work across these communities I’ve seen directly how working together and listening we can get things done.” Sullivan is a former executive at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh who says she has worked with Sen. Charles Schumer, former Sen. Hillary Clinton, and former Rep. Maurice Hinchey to change the Medicare reimbursement rate. She has since founded the Greater Newburgh Partnership, raising millions to promote development in Newburgh. Other official candidates so far include Antonio Delgado of Dutchess County, Brian Flynn of Greene County, Steven Brisee of Ulster County, and Gareth Rhodes of Ulster County. A Woodstock teacher Jeff Beal has also announced an intention to run against Faso in 2018. Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.