Schreibman wins Dem primary

By Brian Sweeney
Julian Schreibman easily won the June 26 Democratic Primary and will challenge Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) in November’s race in the 19th Congressional District.

Mr. Schreibman was facing Joel Tyner in the Democratic Primary and collected nearly 60 percent of the vote.

Mr. Schreibman, 39, resides in Stone Ridge. He is attorney and formerly served as chairman of the Ulster County Democratic Party. His law career includes a period of work for the CIA.

During the campaign, Mr. Schreibman indicated that he was against the process of hydro-fracking — horizontal drilling to remove natural gas from shale. The candidate also said that the keys to improving the rural economy would include the expansion rural broadband, agricultural subsidies and small-business loan programs.

The Congressional candidate said he would fight against Republican efforts seeking to restrict access to abortion services and Medicare.

Mr. Schreibman grew up in Kingston and is a graduate of Kingston High School. He is also a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.

He served as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan, and as an assistant general counsel at the CIA, earning the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for assisting in the prosecution of four al Qaeda members for bombing U.S. embassies.

Upon returning to his home territory, Mr. Schreibman served as Senior Assistant District Attorney in Ulster County.