Skar­ta­dos wins 4th term

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Free­man staff

As­sem­bly­man Frank Skar­ta­dos eas­ily won an­other term rep­re­sent­ing the state’s 104th As­sem­bly Dis­trict. Skar­ta­dos, 60, D-Marl­bor­ough, over­whelmed po­lit­i­cal new­comer Wil­liam Banuchi, 67, R-New­burgh, by a tally of 26,023-6,293, ac­cord­ing to un­of­fi­cial re­sults. The 104th Dis­trict in­cludes the town and city of New­burgh, the city of Bea­con, the city of Pough­keep­sie, and the Ul­ster County towns of Marl­bor­ough, and Lloyd. Skar­ta­dos is serv­ing is fourth two-year term in the As­sem­bly. Dur­ing his As­sem­bly ten­ure, Skar­ta­dos said in a state­ment, he ini­ti­ated 40 bills “that im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment, crim­i­nal jus­tice re­forms, con­sumer pro­tec­tion, vet­er­ans ben­e­fits, busi­ness reg­u­la­tion re­form, family court re­form, and li­brary elec­tion re­form.” Skar­ta­dos also said he se­cured mil­lions of dol­lars for strug­gling schools in the Marl­boro, High­land and Pough­keep­sie dis­trcts. Skar­ta­dos be­lieves “there should be lim­its placed on earned in­come of leg­is­la­tors who work in en­vi­ron­ments that cre­ate a con­flict of in­ter­est or a pay­for-play sit­u­a­tion — such as law firms.” Banuchi has lived in New­burgh for 20 years. He is a pas­tor and mar­riage and family coun­selor.


Wil­liam Banuchi Sr., left, and state As­sem­bly­man Frank Skar­ta­dos

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