May 25, 2012

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GOP endorse Bello, Roddey for State Assembly seats; Calhoun bows out

Bello (file) - in

Calhoun (file) - out

NEW WINDSOR – Former Newburgh City Councilwoman Christine Bello has been chosen by the Orange County Republican Committee to run for the new 104th State Assembly District this fall. She was selected at their convention Thursday night and will run against Democratic Assemblyman Frank Skartados of Milton. That district represents portions of Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties.

Bello ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Newburgh last fall.

Goshen Village Mayor Kyle Roddey, meanwhile, was selected from among four candidates to run for State Assembly in the new 99th District. It took several ballots for him to be the clear winner.   Prior to the final voting, incumbent Assemblyman Nancy Calhoun, who was seeking another term in office, bowed out and endorsed Roddey.

Candidate Colin Schmitt indicated he would challenge Roddey in a GOP primary and candidate Frank Fornario was considering a primary challenge.

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