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Jul 15, 2022

Michelle Hinchey Raises Over a Quarter Million for State Senate Campaign

July 2022 Filing is Hinchey’s Best-Ever Fundraising Haul to Date

Hinchey Adds $263,097 to Campaign War Chest

 

KINGSTON, NY – Senator Michelle Hinchey, the Democratic candidate for a key 2022 NYS Senate battleground seat in the newly-formed 41st Senate District, raised over $260,000 this cycle in support of her re-election, her campaign announced on Friday. In her one-term tenure, this is Hinchey’s best-ever fundraising haul, signaling strong support from the Hudson Valley and Catskills communities she seeks to represent.

Driven by grassroots support, Hinchey received more than 600 individual donations with a majority from small-dollar donors, including contributions from more than 100 first-time donors. This gives the campaign $481,997.96 total cash on hand.

“The outpouring of support for our people-powered campaign has been extraordinary, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for every person who has joined the grassroots coalition we’re building for the future of our state,” Senator Michelle Hinchey said. “We are at a moment of reckoning in our country, and right now, we need state leaders who will champion the needs of our Hudson Valley and Catskills communities–something I’ve worked tirelessly to do. I’m humbled by this showing of support for our race and energized to continue fighting for the region that raised me.”

Hinchey, the youngest woman to represent upstate New York in the State Legislature and a champion for the environment, reproductive rights, education, affordability and agriculture, is running to represent all of Greene and Columbia counties, Northern Dutchess County, and most of Ulster County in the State Senate, having flipped her current seat in SD-46 from red to blue in 2020. In just her first term, Hinchey had more bills signed into law than any other freshman legislator, tied for the most in the entire Senate, and delivered on a diverse range of issues, including securing the highest agriculture budget in recent history and the single-largest investment in rural and upstate housing, expanding broadband access and rural healthcare, addressing food insecurity, protecting reproductive rights, fighting the climate crisis, and securing first-time funding for the Catskills Park.

 

Senate District 41 includes all of Columbia and Greene Counties, the towns of Esopus, Hurley, Kingston, Lloyd, Marlborough, New Paltz, Plattekill, Rosendale, Saugerties, Shandaken, Ulster, Woodstock, and the City of Kingston in Ulster County and the towns of Amenia, Clinton, Dover, Hyde Park, Milan, North East, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, and Washington in Dutchess County.
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