The race for the 41st state senate seat currently held by Democrat Terry Gipson took yet another dramatic turn last week as County Legislator Sue Serino announced her intention to enter the fray. Serino joins County Legislature Chair Rob Rolison, Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik and County Comptroller Jim Coughlan as declared candidates. The four Republicans will face each other in a September primary.Read more
Thank you Sue Serino for entering the state senate primary race in order to ultimately run against Terry Gipson. You don't know me. We have never met, never spoken, but I greatly admire you. It is my belief that most politicians enter politics not because they wish to help their community or state, but for self-aggrandizement. If they manage to actually do something positive, well that's great, but how many really do?Read more
On Her Decision to Run for the New York State Senate’s 41st District Seat
After careful consideration, I have chosen to forgo a planned race for the State Assembly this November in favor of a run for the New York State Senate’s 41st district seat. Since this decision was made, I have received an outpouring of grassroots support from across the district, particularly from the people of Hyde Park who I proudly represent in the County Legislature. I am confident that as more voters get to know me and my record I will be the obvious choice for State Senate.
Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino, R-4, said New York state and the state Public Service Commisson should reconsider a controversial plan to expand power transmission lines from Utica to New York City through Dutchess County.
The proposed project has drawn concern because the expansion could result in already sizable rights of way being widened, taking more property from local property owners. Serino notes that many of the properties involved are historically and agriculturally significant.Read more