New York State Assemblyman Karl A. Brabenec (R, TCN – Westbrookville) announced to a crowd of 80 this past Saturday that he will be seeking a third term. Brabenec said his goals and priorities in the next few years are meaningful property tax relief for New York residents and small businesses, along with controlling state spending, protecting law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders, and advocating for our agricultural community.

“It has been the honor of my life to serve you as your state assemblyman, and I will continue to work my hardest every single day to bring forth meaningful reform so we can make New York the Empire State once again,” said Brabenec at his announcement fundraiser at the Erie Trackside Restaurant in Port Jervis. “I will continue to fight the purveyors of the status quo and advocate for positive change so people will be able to live a quality life, raise a family, start a small business, and be successful in this great state of ours.”

During the event, he received the official endorsement of Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois, Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, the Town of Deerpark and City of Port Jervis Republican committees, and several other Orange County Legislators including Legislator James O’Donnell, who is seeking to challenge U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in the fall.

During his remarks, Brabenec announced the formation of the “Team Orange 2018” ticket and named it’s initial candidates, which will include himself, DuBois, O’Donnell, Surrogate Court Judge Robert Onofry who is seeking reelection, and County Court Judge Robert Freehill who is seeking a seat on the New York State Supreme Court.

Brabenec represents the 98th Assembly district in Orange and Rockland counties, which include the city of Port Jervis, and the towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Warwick, Monroe, Tuxedo, and portions of Ramapo. He was first elected to state assembly in 2014 and previously served as Deerpark Town Supervisor.

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