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Congresswoman, Putnam County Exec Give Last-Minute Endorsements to Katz

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With less than 24 hours to go before voters head to the polls to cast a ballot in the Republican primary, Assemblyman Steve Katz received two big endorsements from U.S. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell in his bid for the party’s official nomination that is being challenged by Putnam Valley businessman Dario Gristina.

Assemblyman Steve Katz
Assemblyman Steve Katz

Currently representing the 99th Assembly district, after the redrawing of district lines this past year, Katz is running for reelection to represent the 94th Assembly seat that includes the towns of Carmel, Patterson and Southeast.

According to a press release from the Katz campaign released this morning, Hayworth said she based her endorsement on Katz’s conservative record, achievements and overall dedication to the people of New York.

“Steve Katz is a tireless public servant,” said Hayworth. “He is a man of integrity. His goals for the 99th District – and for all of New York State – address the most urgent needs of home owners, parents, small business owners and more. He is a common sense conservative who can help reform Albany and carry the State government into the 21 Century.”

According to second press release put out by the Katz campaign later this afternoon, Odell said that Katz’s efforts in Albany had benefited the people of Putnam County.

“Over the past two years I have had the privilege of working hand-in-hand with Assemblyman Katz on multiple projects between Putnam County and the state,” Odell said. “His tireless efforts in the New York Assembly have brought much needed economic development to the county. I’ve witnessed Steve’s commitment to the people in the district and to the lives of all New Yorkers first hand. ”

According to the election eve statement released by the Katz campaign, the assemblyman also has received the endorsements of Patterson Town Supervisor Michael Griffin and Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.

The winner of this Thursday’s primary will face off against Patterson attorney and Democratic candidate Andrew Falk in November.

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