NY-19: Delgado, Van De Water discuss economic recovery, gun violence, Ginsburg’s successor

NY-19: Delgado, Van De Water discuss economic recovery, gun violence, Ginsburg's successor

Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck will face Republican challenger Kyle Van De Water, 40, of Millbrook, this November in the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District. The district comprises Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties, as well as parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. In 2018, Delgado, 43, defeated incumbent Rep. John Faso for the seat. It carries a two-year term and an annual salary of $174,000. Delgado and Van De Water shared their stances on gun violence, the local economy and the Supreme Court vacancy. Early voting update: Where to vote early and in person in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange Complete an absentee ballot in New York? Here’s where you can drop it off Economic recovery Van De Water I see the steps that must be taken at the national level to assist in the economic recovery of NY-19 as two-fold: small business recovery and supporting local farmers and agriculture industries. We will get the citizens of NY-19 working again with good-paying jobs by supporting local businesses and their workers by giving them federal, forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. I would like to target areas of high unemployment specifically. As for farming, It appears there has been a successful pivot from selling primarily to purveyors to selling directly to consumers. This has been made possible via CSA programs, delivery services such as Remy Local in the Hudson Valley, and farmer’s markets. I’d like to make sure we maintain that. We must also […]

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