Amedure running for State Senate
Richard Amedure, a decorated former New York State Trooper, has officially announced his candidacy for the State Senate, according to a news release.
The seat, which includes Montgomery County, is currently held by state Sen. George Amedore, who is retiring this year and has given Amedure a strong endorsement.
Amedure said he plans on using his experiences as a veteran, State Trooper, small-farm owner, and his time serving on the Town of Rensselaerville planning board to provide a strong focus on protecting our most vulnerable residents, promoting family farms and preserving the unique character of small towns and communities.
“I’m so excited to announce my campaign for State Senate,” said Amedure. “Senator Amedore set a strong example for leadership in this district, and I look forward to working with him to ensure our communities receive the same committed public service they deserve.
“Our state government has lost focus on what is most important,” he continued. “Instead of focusing on public safety, they’ve passed dangerous bail reform laws that leave our communities vulnerable.
“Instead of supporting small businesses and local communities, they’ve pushed an agenda more suited to the values and lifestyles of New York City politicians. I’m running for Senate because we deserve better.
“I’ll lead the fight to repeal the bail and discovery reform laws that put families, law enforcement and first responders in danger. I’ll use my time on my town’s planning board to help maintain the character of our small towns and communities by working with community stakeholders on responsible growth and preserving green space.
“I’ll use my efforts as a small-farm owner to advocate for local farms and small businesses, so they can afford to grow and do business here. And I will always be a voice against the downstate interests and decisions that negatively impact our way of life,” Amedure concluded.
“I’m pleased to see Richard Amedure is running to follow me in the State Senate,” said Senator George Amedore. “The 46th District is home to a diverse group of people, organizations and interests. Representing it takes energy, hard work and a desire to serve and help others.
“As a veteran and state trooper for 30 years, service is at the center of who Richard is. While retiring from the state Senate was a bittersweet decision, I feel secure that our district will be in good, capable hands with Richard Amedure as our next state senator.