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Byrne: 'I want to help NY live up to its potential'

Oct 12, 2012 7:51 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] David Byrne (center) at a community day event with Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess Co. Executive (right).
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State Assembly candidate David Byrne of Milan, talked to morning host Phil Grant, Thurs., Oct. 11. Byrne is the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties candidate in the 106th Assembly District. His opponent is Democrat Didi Barrett. The West Point grad and father of three said he wants to "help New York live up to its potential," to "make life livable" especially for families, senior citizens and young people and "more friendly" for small businesses and farmers. Byrne cited the decreased state population as evidence of the challenging environment. Byrne served a four-year term on the Milan Town Board and developed a reputation for bi-partisan cooperation during that time, he said, much to the chagrin of his own party. Byrne was born and raised in Dutchess Co., has been married for 11 years and been employed by a local solar company for four years. He said his experience with the military in the Middle East taught him the importance of U.S. energy independence. Byrne said New York needs public officials who will "put the needs of the people first." The full interview can be found here. (33:40)