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Columbia Democrat Issues Challenge In 19th Congressional District Race

Will Yandik, a fourth-generation farmer and Columbia County resident, says he plans to challenge law professor Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic primary for the 19th Congressional District.
Will Yandik, a fourth-generation farmer and Columbia County resident, says he plans to challenge law professor Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic primary for the 19th Congressional District. Photo Credit: Will Yandik/Facebook

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Another Democrat has thrown his hat into the race to represent the 19th District in Congress, which includes parts of Dutchess, according to a report in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Will Yandik, 38, is a fourth-generation farmer who was born and raised in the Columbia County city of Hudson, according to his Facebook page.

Yandik, the deputy town supervisor in Livingston said he will challenge Dover Plains resident Zephyr Teachout, an associate professor of law at Fordham University, in the contest for the seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Gibson, a Kinderhook Republican, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

The 19th District consists of all of Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware, and Greene counties, and parts of Montgomery, Dutchess, Rensselaer and Broome counties.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal report, Republicans Andrew Heaney and former state Assemblyman John Faso have both said they plan to enter the GOP’s June 28th primary.

To read the Poughkeepsie Journal article, click here .

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