Two U.S. House Races In The Hudson Valley Are Close

Nov 4, 2020
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
WAMC/Allison Dunne

Some congressional races in New York’s Hudson Valley ended up closer than predicted and while the incumbents have declared victory, their opponents have not conceded. 

Steve Greenfield is running for Congress in New York’s 19th District.

Two years after garnering 1.5 percent of the vote, Steve Greenfield is once again the Green Party candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th District. Greenfield spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

NY19 GOP Candidate Van De Water Talks About The Race

Oct 12, 2020
Kyle Van De Water
Courtesy of Kyle Van De Water for Congress campaign

Two years ago, New York’s 19th Congressional District was one of the nation’s most closely-watched races as first-term Republican John Faso was unseated by Democrat Antonio Delgado. Now, Republican Kyle Van De Water is challenging Delgado in November. Van De Water spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Two Candidates Enter NY19 Race

Feb 15, 2020

With the Congressional primary less than five months away, the race for New York’s 19th district is slowly taking shape on the Republican side. And the 2018 Green Party candidate is running again. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on what has previously been a swing district contest.

Rep. Delgado Holds Town Hall in Dutchess

Jan 26, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York congressman held a town hall Friday night in Dutchess County as President Trump was signing a bill to reopen the government for three weeks. Agreement to temporarily end the record-long shutdown came without money for a border wall.

On the first day of the new Congress, activist groups in New York’s 19th congressional district will hold a rally to reform democracy. It comes as the House is expected to vote on a funding bill to end the partial federal government shutdown.

The candidates in New York's 19th Congressional District debate: Republican John Faso, Democrat Antonio Delgado, Green Party Candidate Steven Greenfield and Independent Diane Neal.

The four candidates for New York's 19th Congressional District debated for 90 minutes Monday afternoon at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio.

WAMC, Allison Dunne


The Ulster County Chamber of Commerce hosted a congressional candidate debate Thursday morning in Kingston. Four candidates for New York’s 19th District took turns answering questions on issues ranging from health care to small business to climate change.

Challenger Antonio Delgado and Rep. John Faso
Composite photo by Allison Dunne & Dave Lucas/WAMC

First-term Republican Congressman John Faso holds a slim lead in New York’s 19th Congressional district, according to a Siena College/Spectrum poll released Thursday night.

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.

Ulster County Couple Launches NY19Speaks

Apr 25, 2017
Courtesy of NY19Speaks

There is a soft launch this weekend of a webzine that focuses on New York’s 19th congressional district. The focus is on human-interest stories and interviews that meld the personal, political, and cultural. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Ulster County resident Shelley Eshkar, who started NY19Speaks with his wife, Elizabeth Simon.