August 21, 2018: Strong Supporters - Ready for Change

Hi all,

Here’s what I’m hearing as I travel the highways and byways of the 46th State Senate District.

  • People are ready for change. As a first-time candidate, business owner and environmental advocate, I’ll be that change.
  • We’re deeply concerned about what’s going on in Washington; awareness is building that we must secure our rights in Albany. Preserving a woman’s right to choose and fighting for affordable health care will be first orders of business for the next State Senate.
  • As flood waters rise and wild fires burn across the nation, New Yorkers want their state government to protect their precious air and water resources and fight against climate change. I will work tirelessly to protect our environment as your State Senator.

As we head toward Labor Day, I’m thrilled to have earned the endorsements of the Greater Capital Region Building and Construction Trades Council; Local 1249 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, and SEIU 32BJ, representing working men and women all across the District. Happiest end-of-summer days to you and yours!



Enjoying a busy evening at the Esopus Democrats’ Family Fun Night. 

With Maureen Keegan, Harris Safier, and Marianne Collins at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston cruise. The Club does vitally important work supporting young people.

Knocking on doors in Ravena/Coeymans with Town Councilman Tom Dolan.

At the Altamont Fair, I signed Sheriff Craig Apple's petition calling on the Albany County Legislature to pass a law requiring sprinkler systems for new one and two family homes -- priceless safety for homeowners and firefighters, at a very modest cost.


Join us at a Vote Pat Strong Phonebank!

Every Thursday night, we're calling voters across the district to introduce them to Pat! We have scripts, training and good friends and volunteers to keep you company. All you need is your cell phone (We'll also be helping get the vote out too for Antonio DelgadoJuan Figueroa for Ulster County Sheriff, and Aidan O'Connor Jr.).


At National Night Out in Canajoharie, I spent time with school board chairman Mark Brody and a summer Santa while meeting the wonderful people of this Montgomery County town. Lots of family fun!

I attended the Town of Ulster Citizens meeting in Robert Post Memorial Park to discuss ramifications of GlidePath's proposed 20-megawatt peak power plant – planned for a site off of Miron Lane, between 9W and Route 32, near 140 homes. The plant will rely on ecologically unsustainable fracked gas with two 80’ stacks, diesel backup and lithium-ion battery storage. There are good alternatives to this project and the homeowners near the proposed site are determined to stop it. One possibility: legislation that would give communities more say in the siting of such plants. .

On August 8, I had the opportunity to discuss the challenges of running for office in the 46th Senate District on WAMC with Lucas Willard. Flipping this one seat from red to blue will truly shift the balance of power in Albany! 
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