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Attorney, former Congressional candidate Van De Water dead at 41

Sep 08, 2021 6:00 am

MidHudson News is reporting Attorney Kyle Van De Water of Hyde Park, the Republican candidate for Congress against incumbent Antonio Delgado in 2020, died on Sept. 7. In July, Van De Water, 41, announced he would challenge the Rhinebeck Democrat again in 2022, but by mid-August, he disclosed on social media that he had changed his mind, saying, "Unfortunately, circumstances in my life have changed and I am no longer able to give 110 percent towards this endeavor. For the good of the party, and the district, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy." Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro confirmed Van de Water’s death in a statement Tuesday evening. “My heart is broken for Kyle’s children and family,” he said. “My prayers are with them as they attempt to come to grips with this absolute tragedy. Kyle was a war hero who put his life and well-being on the line for his country. We owe him, his family, and all of our brave service men and women everything for the sacrifices they have made.” Van De Water served eight years on active duty with the U.S. Army JAG Corps, and three years with the U.S. Army Reserve. He had been an associate with Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea in Poughkeepsie since 2014. On Tuesday, the town of Poughkeepsie police responded to a call of a man down at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Police located the man and later identified him as Van De Water. Police sources say that the death is being investigated as a likely suicide. No additional details have been made available. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.