So far, six Democrats want the chance to unseat freshman New York Republican Congressman John Faso of the 19th District. One is 35-year-old Ulster County resident Patrick Ryan, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who served as an Army officer in Iraq. This is the first of WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s interviews with the candidates.
Pat Ryan is one of six Democratic candidates looking to run against Faso in what is considered a swing district in the national spotlight. The primary is June 26th.