Local Dem to challenge Cahill

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By Jay Braman Jr.
New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet, a Democrat, announced her candidacy Tuesday for the New York State Assembly’s 103rd District, which covers most of Ulster County and has been represented by current lawmaker Kevin Cahill, who is also a Democrat.
“Our district needs a representative who can work cooperatively to fulfill the needs of the constituents, putting them before politics,” says Zimet. “As a problem solver, it is important for me to see results, The issues we care passionately about are not being addressed properly in Albany now. Instead of flowers, “For Sale” signs are sprouting up around our district. People cannot afford Albany politics anymore and it’s time for a change.”
Cahill, who earlier this week was in Big Indian to make a $50,000 grant award to the Phoenicia Library (see related article) issued is prepared statement immediately following Zimet’s announcement.
Cahill, a former Ulster County Legislator, has been serving in the assembly since 1999. He also served one term in the assembly in 1993-94.