Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Consequences of Resignation and Redistricting

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 25, Antonio Delgado is to be sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of New York, leaving the 19th Congressional District (that's us) without a representative in Congress.

Last week, the map of the newly redrawn congressional districts was released--the third version of the redistricting that will take effect in January 2023. 

On August 23, there is to be a special election to fill the remainder of Delgado's term as member of the House of Representatives from the current CD19. In the special election, the Democratic candidate is Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, and the Republican candidate is Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

August 23 is also the congressional primary to choose the candidates who will be on the ballot in November to represent the new CD19 in Congress, for a term beginning January 2023.

So far, those who have declared interest in representing the new CD19 in Congress, those Gossips knows of at least, are 
Ọṣun Zotique and Jamie Cheney--both Democrats, both from Columbia County. There may be more intending to enter the primary to be the Democratic candidate.

Republican Marc Molinaro, who in September 2021 announced his intention to challenge Delgado, appears still to be pursuing the CD19 seat despite the fact that Dutchess County is no longer part of CD19. (The U.S. Constitution requires that members of the House of Representatives live in the state they represent though not necessarily in the same district--Article I, Section 2, Clause 2.)

Photo: Marc Molinaro | Facebook


  1. Jamie lives in Rhinebeck (Dutchess County, NY-18).

  2. Hey Bill Hughes! What are you doing in an ad for the Republican Marc Molinaro who sent busloads of supporters to the Jan 6 riot in Washington?

  3. Ran into Bill Hughes . Molinaro used this photo from a fundraiser and never asked Bill his permission. Molinaro knew this was unacceptable but did it anyway. That tells you everything you need to know about Molinaro. Bill had the photo taken down.

    1. Thanks for the follow-up, Annick, but this was all reported on Gossips two weeks ago: https://gossipsofrivertown.blogspot.com/2022/05/of-interest_25.html