~*~New York State Senate 39th District~*~Eachus announces challenge to Larkin
NEW WINDSOR Democratic Orange County Legislator Christopher Eachus of New Windsor announced his candidacy for the State Senate in the 39th District. That seat is currently held by Republican William Larkin of Cornwall-on-Hudson, who expects to seek reelection this fall. The district covers much of Orange County and a portion of Ulster County. The lines will be redrawn in the days ahead with 10 year redistricting.
Legislator Chris Eachus Declares For State Senate
Eachus said he is running to make Albany work for the residents of the district. For too long, our State representatives have been more concerned about those in State Government than the people who sent them there, said Eachus.
Eachus will focus on three areas of reform: school taxes, economic growth and unfunded mandate relief.
County Legislator Eachus to Run for State Senate
Eachus teaches physics at Newburgh Free Academy, where he works with a team of students who build solar-powered cars that compete nationally.
He is also active in veterans group, serving as the Orange County Commander of the Sons of the American Legion and as Vice-Commander of the New Windsor Squadron.
Eachus officially announces Senate candidacy
NEWBURGH Orange County Legislator Christopher Eachus officially announced on Sunday he will run for the 39th District State Senate seat currently held by Republican William Larkin.
Eachus, a Democrat, said the economy, jobs and the attack on the middle class are his concerns.
I am just appalled at what happens to all of the students which I teach, graduate from high school, then graduate from college and that there are no jobs or economic opportunities for them out there and secondly, I am also very worried about the current tax on the working middle class individuals that is going on by our politicians at the state level, he said.
Eachus said he is in the race whether Larkin runs again or not, but he said he believes it is time for the long time lawmaker to retire.