The announcement comes shortly after the Republican filed paperwork to run for congress.
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Last week, Molinaro filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to become a candidate to represent New York's 19th Congressional District. It is currently represented by Democrat Antonio Delgado.
On Tuesday at 4 p.m. the Dutchess County was joined by supporters, elected officials, and community leaders as he officially announce his candidacy for the House of Representatives.
New York's 19th Congressional District covers much of the mid-Hudson Valley and the Catskills. It includes Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego and Schoharie counties as well as parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties.
Afghanistan veteran Kyle Van De Water recently unsuccessfully ran against Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado to represent New York's 19th district.
In 1994, at age 18, Molinaro was first elected to public office serving on the Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees.
Molinaro become Dutchess County’s seventh County Executive in November 2011. At 36, he took office as the youngest County Executive in county history. He was re-elected for a third term in 2019.
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