Rumors have been circulating for several months that Colin Schmitt was eyeing a run for New Windsor Town Supervisor. Schmitt officially announced this week that he will be on the ballot to run as a Republican and a Conservative.
Schmitt most recently served as a New York State Assemblyman for the last four years. Prior to his state seat, he was appointed as the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the New Windsor Town Supervisor.
Volunteers recently collected over 400 signatures to ensure Schmitt appears on both the Republican and Conservative lines for the open seat for the Town Supervisor election.
The seat is currently filled by longtime Town Supervisor George Meyers, whose seat is up for grabs later this year. This will be the first time in 30 years no incumbent will appear on the ballot in New Windsor for Town Supervisor.
Schmitt will appear on the Primary Election ballot on June 27, 2023, and on the General Election ballot on November 7, 2023.
“The Town of New Windsor needs new energized, competent leadership to secure its future,” Schmitt stated. “I have had the privilege to serve and represent my neighbors in New Windsor at the state and local level and now I am ready to step up and serve as Town Supervisor. With unmatched knowledge and experience to run local government I am ready to run and will win any primary or general election campaign necessary to serve this wonderful town my wife and I care deeply about. I thank the countless local residents who reached out urging me to seek this position. I am ready on day one to run an effective, efficient and competent operation at Town Hall.”
New Windsor Highway Superintendent Anthony Fayo stated, “I am grateful that our former Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has answered the call of countless New Windsor residents to serve as Town Supervisor. We need a competent leader, who will represent Republican and Conservative values and ensure all residents are properly served by our town government. There is no more qualified candidate for this critical position living in the Town today than Colin.”
Fayo said that he worked with Schmitt when he was the Chief of Staff in New Windsor and he was available around the clock. “Colin has a proven track record of supporting our local police and first responders, delivering funding increases for our local roads and infrastructure, economic development, tax cuts and supporting our seniors. He will make all residents proud.”
Pat Mullarkey, former Deputy Supervisor for the Town of New Windsor stated, “I have known Colin Schmitt for nearly twenty years. I have seen first hand how dedicated he is to New Windsor and all constituents he serves. Over and over again he has gone above and beyond for New Windsor as both our Assemblyman and Chief of Staff in the Town. From sponsoring the original summer Friday night movie nights, to working across the aisle to force CSX to repair their damaged rail crossings in town, to securing grants to restore Woodlawn Cemetery, building at not cost to taxpayers the inclusive playground at Kristi Babcock Park, to securing funding for our local fire department, our local roads and local tax relief. He has values and principles of service to others, we need that more than ever in our local government. Schmitt is a proven entity here.”
Alice Biasotti, former Deputy Supervisor for the Town of New Windsor stated, “Colin Schmitt has my full support to be our next Town Supervisor. I served on the Town Board for many years and know it takes a strong, competent leader who residents can rely on to be our Chief Executive. I can guarantee you that Colin Schmit is exactly what we need at this time. Colin has been an outspoken leader for community preservation and water quality and safety across the state. Fighting for legislation, funding and actions to protect communities in the Hudson Valley. New Windsor needs that type of serious leadership moving forward. Colin is a local guy, accessible, eminently qualified, knowledgeable and dedicated. Let us not also forget Schmitt’s military service, having been stationed right here for a while in New Windsor, and his unwavering support for our veterans, a member himself in our local American Legion and Catholic War Veterans posts.”
Fayo, Mullarkey and Biasotti will serve as Co-Chairs of the Schmitt for Supervisor campaign.
Schmitt earned the endorsement of the Orange County Conservative Party. John Delessio, its chairman, stated, “Colin has a proven track record of conservative leadership that will serve all residents of New Windsor well. His governmental qualifications along with military service and resume of experience make him the most qualified candidate to run and serve as Chief Executive of New Windsor.”
Schmitt is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. He lives in New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their rescue dog Quincy.