ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO VETO OF CHESTER PDR LEGISLATION
Washingtonville, NY– (11/25/19) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) released the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s veto of A.7592, which is the Town of Chester’s PDR/Land Preservation legislation:
“I am greatly disappointed that the Governor has vetoed Chester’s preservation legislation. The PDR legislation had overwhelming bipartisan support locally and in the state legislature along with robust support from local, regional and statewide conservation and preservation groups. The PDR model is a proven one that has had monumental success in Warwick and towns across the state. Preserving land and protecting our communities, natural resources and environment is the issue of our time. I will not yield or relent in my efforts to continue to advocate for preservation for my district and our entire state in the Assembly.
I want to thank all the groups and all citizens who passionately supported this bill and our preservation efforts. It is easy to get greatly discouraged and angered by this veto but we must push forward maintaining energy and focus to achieve our goals regardless of the actions of the Governor.”
Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!