Zephyr Teachout, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the House of Representatives from the 19th New York Congressional District, got a boost from the congressman down the road as U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney came up to SUNY New Paltz on Friday morning to lend his endorsement.
“Zephyr Teachout grew up in a small town and then spent her life fighting for hardworking families like our neighbors in the Hudson Valley. Zephyr will do right by the Hudson Valley – by investing in infrastructure, making college more affordable, and making government work for our farmers, small businesses and hardworking families. I am endorsing Zephyr because she is a voice for all of us in the Hudson Valley and I know she will fight to get results for our families,” said Maloney, a Democrat who represents the 18th New York Congressional District.
Teachout, an author, Fordham University law school professor and resident of Dover Plains in eastern Dutchess County, was grateful for the support.
“I’m really happy to have Representative Maloney’s support in my campaign for Congress. It’s exciting to have so much momentum early in the race,” said Teachout. “I’m running to fight for what our communities need – like more infrastructure investment – and stand up for people whose voices are drowned out and shut out. We’ve had an amazing first 10 days, with hundreds of new volunteers and over 3,000 new small dollar donations, and Congressman Maloney’s support is a great end to a great beginning.”