Kingston, NY – In the last few weeks, congressional candidate Pat Ryan released polling showing him as the strongest candidate to win against John Faso, was a guest on CNN’s “New Day” where he discussed his ad on assault weapons that topped half a million views, and released a second TV ad calling the NRA “an embarrassment” and highlighting his progressive policy platform. Today Ryan is announcing twelve new endorsements to add to the growing list of those who know that Pat Ryan is the strongest candidate to take on Rep. John Faso. Ryan has now secured the support of over two dozen former and current Democratic elected officials.

Pat Ryan said, “I’m honored to have the support of so many highly respected progressive leaders across the district. With less than a month before the primary, the support from individuals who know their communities the best shows that we have the critical, local support needed to win the primary election. These leaders know what’s at stake on June 26th — they’ve seen us lose here before, and they’re determined to win this time. They know I’m the strongest candidate to take on John Faso in November. I look forward to continuing to work side-by-side with them to represent the people of NY-19.”

Art Bassin, Ancram Town Supervisor and Member of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors

Gary Bischoff, Former Ulster County Legislator 

David Brownstein, New Paltz Town Council

Jim Delaune, Ulster County Legislator

Susan Ezrati, Village of Tivoli Trustee

Sarah Imboden, Red Hook Town Council

Marty Irwin, New Paltz Town Council

Mike Maclsaac, Saugerties Town Council 

Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Council 

Julie Seyfert-Lillis, New Paltz Town Council

Elisa Tinti, Former Aldermember, City of Kingston

Dennis Young, New Paltz Village Trustee


Pat has already received the endorsement from the following individuals and groups:

Elliott Auerbach, Ulster County Comptroller

Neil Bettez, Town of New Paltz Supervisor

Hannah Black, Dutchess County Legislature Minority Leader 

Ed Blundell, Red Hook Village Mayor

Hayes Clement, Former City of Kingston Alderman

Richard Heppner, Woodstock Town Council

Vin Martello, Former Marbletown Town Supervisor 

Bill McKenna, Woodstock Town Supervisor 

Kathy Mihm, Former Ulster County Legislator 

Seth Moulton, Congressman from Massachusetts’ 6th District

Bill Murray, New Paltz Village Trustee 

Andrew Stammel, Otsego County Board of Representatives

Daniel Torres, Town of New Paltz Deputy Supervisor 


Town Committees:

Town of Gardiner Democratic Committee



Pride Fund to End Gun Violence 


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Pat Ryan is a fifth generation Ulster County resident and a native of Kingston, NY.  He graduated from West Point and served two combat tours in Iraq, before returning home to start two businesses to deliver better technology to our troops overseas. Pat resides in Gardiner, NY, with his wife, Rebecca.

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