DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-18, has endorsed Zephyr Teachout to represent New York's 19th Congressional District, which covers parts of Dutchess County.
“Zephyr Teachout grew up in a small town and then spent her life fighting for hardworking families like our neighbors in the Hudson Valley," said Maloney. "Zephyr will do right by the Hudson Valley – by investing in infrastructure, making college more affordable, and making government work for our farmers, small businesses and hardworking families. I am endorsing Zephyr because she is a voice for all of us in the Hudson Valley and I know she will fight to get results for our families."
Teachout advocates against corruption in politics on behalf of ordinary citizens and ran for governor as an independent Democrat in 2014.
“I’m really happy to have Rep. Maloney’s support in my campaign for Congress. It's exciting to have so much momentum early in the race,” said Teachout. “I'm running to fight for what our communities need -- like more infrastructure investment - -and stand up for people whose voices are drowned out and shut out. We've had an amazing first 10 days, with hundreds of new volunteers and over 3,000 new small dollar donations, and Congressman Maloney's support is a great end to a great beginning."
The 19th congressional district includes Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware and Greene counties as well as parts of Montgomery, Dutchess, Rensselaer and Broome counties. Chris Gibson, the district's current representative, is not seeking reelection.
For more information, visit ZephyrTeachoutforCongress.com .