Amedure to take on Hinchey in rematch
Andrea Macko reports for Porcupine Soup that Richard Amedure, a Republican from Rensselaerville, will challenge Democrat state Senator Michelle Hinchey to a rematch in November. Hinchey beat Amedure by more than 3,000 votes in 2020, in the 46th District election. But not the district boundaries have changed, as has the name, now the 48th District. In 2020 the district included all of Montgomery and Greene Counties, along with parts of Albany, Schenectady, and Ulster Counties. The new district includes Ulster and Greene Counties and parts of Albany and Columbia counties. “There is no question―our state is moving in the wrong direction,” Amedure said. “This district, and our state, need a common-sense voice that will help lead New York State back in the right direction and stand up against the radical, unaffordable policies coming from Albany politicians.” Amedure is a U.S. Army veteran, retired New York State Trooper, and used to be on the Town of Rensselaerville Planning Board. Now he runs a small family farm. “One party rule has been a disaster for New Yorkers―it’s time to restore checks and balances in our government,” Amedure said. “We need to stop increasing taxes, particularly when inflation is at levels not seen in decades and our economy is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Hinchey has announced she will run again. “I ran for office to be an advocate for our upstate communities, making sure our issues are reflected at the table. I am proud that over my first two years in office I have been able to deliver on that promise and am a strong voice for our upstate communities,” Hinchey said. “In my first year alone, my office and I passed over 30 bills with broad bipartisan support on important issues ranging from expanding healthcare and broadband access to making agriculture a key partner in the fight against climate change.” Voters will decide who represents the district on November 8. Read more about this story at Porcupine Soup.