Primary elections today to select candidates for Congress

MID-HUDSON – Today’s primary election – Tuesday, August 23 – will select candidates for political party lines in the November 8 general election.

There is also a special election to fill the 19e Headquarters of the congressional district for the rest of the year.

Antonio Delgado held this position until he was appointed lieutenant governor by Governor Kathy Hochul.

Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan will run on Democratic and Labor family lines and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will run on Republican and Conservative party lines.

Primary elections will be held for the new 17e18e, and 19e Congressional constituencies.

At 17e District, Rep. Sean Maloney and State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi will square off for the Democratic line.

Five candidates are running for the Republican line in 17e District – Shoshana David, Charles Falciglia, William Faulkner, Michael Lawler and Jack Schrepel.

Three candidates will face off for the Democratic line in the new 18e Congressional District – Patrick Ryan, Moses Mugulusi and Aisha Mills.

Run for the Democratic line in the new 19e District are Jamie Cheney and Josh Riley.

There is also a Republican primary for the new 51st State Senate seat between Peter Oberacher, a state senator currently serving in a former district, and Terry Bernardo.

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