Poughkeepsie, NY—It was a full house at Poughkeepsie’s Refinery 51 as Senator Sue Serino today announced that she is officially launching her campaign for the new 43rd State Senate District. The new Senate District, created as a result of redistricting, is expected to cover parts of Dutchess, Columbia and Rensselaer counties. 


Our community is at a crossroads,” said Senator Serino. “Every day I hear from residents who are fed up with the rapidly rising costs, increases in crime and government overreach that continue to impact every area of their lives. The frustration is not just talk, as New Yorkers are leaving in droves. Never has it been more important to bring balance back to Albany, and that starts by electing a truly independent voice—with roots here in our community—committed to fighting tirelessly for our neighbors. That is what I have always done and will continue to do for the residents of the new 43rd Senate District as we work to rebuild and get our state back on track.”


“When it comes to our community, no one cares more than Sue,” said Dutchess County Republican Chairman Mike McCormack. “Sue is always on our side, and she has the heart and the drive to make a difference for our neighbors in the critical years ahead. With Albany more concerned about mandates than public service, never has it been more important to elect leaders we know will stand with us against power-hungry politicians. Sue has never been afraid to fight for what’s right and that’s why we need to ensure she is elected this November.”


“Senator Sue Serino has done an outstanding job for the residents of Dutchess County. She fights for her constituents and is our strong voice in Albany. We need her to continue to be our voice,” said Acting Dutchess County Sheriff Kirk Imperati, who introduced Sue at the event. 


City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and said, “Senator Sue Serino has been a true champion for the City of Poughkeepsie, and has gone above and beyond to help us rebuild in the wake of the pandemic. Sue understands that we need to increase affordability and develop real opportunities for our neighbors of all ages to thrive. She always puts our needs first which is why we need to ensure she is elected this November.”


Deirdre Houston, Dutchess County Legislature Assistant Majority Leader, who spoke in support of Sue said, “As a small business owner, and a longtime resident of our community, Sue is someone who gets it. She understands the challenges we all face because she’s lived them. She is someone who is one of us and you know that when you call her—no matter the time of the day—she’s going to answer the phone and jump to help.” 


Cristin Roe, a local hairdresser, shared how Sue assisted her during the pandemic, saying, “When Governor Cuomo shut us down, those of us in the service and personal care industries felt totally left behind by the state. Sue was the only one who stood up and made us a top priority, made sure we were heard, and worked hard to find solutions to help get us back to work. We are grateful to have such a caring lawmaker representing us and we need to ensure Sue is elected in November.” 


Click here to view a copy of the new district map.