The organizations and individuals below proudly support Karen Smythe's 2020 campaign for State Senate



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Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris

“As the former head of her family’s union construction business, a mother of two, and a Hudson Valley native serving on multiple community boards, Karen Smythe has worn many hats over the years. As the region recovers from unprecedented health and economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Karen Smythe has the experience, skill, and passion needed to cut through the polarized politics and deliver real results to her neighbors in Dutchess and Putnam counties,” said Senator Schumer. “I am pleased to endorse Karen Smythe’s candidacy for the 41st Senate District in this critical election year and am very fortunate to call her a friend.”

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

“If you want something done, ask a busy woman. Karen knows the challenges of working a full-time job while raising a family. No one has been hit harder by COVID-19 than working moms, and Karen will listen, learn, and do what it takes to help women, kids, and families across the Hudson Valley rebound from the worst economic and health crisis of our lifetime. As the former head of her family’s union construction business, she has years of experience working with a variety of stakeholders to get the job done. Karen is not afraid to do the hard work or undertake the big problems that are going to take innovative thinking to untangle.”

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

“Now more than ever, we need leaders who will fight for the Hudson Valley and help us recover, repair, and rebuild New York. I am proud to give Karen Smythe my full endorsement because I believe she has what it takes to make our communities safer and stronger for generations to come.”

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

“I can’t wait to have Karen Smythe as a partner on the state level. Karen is a Hudson Valley native with years of experience running her family’s construction business. From broadband to green jobs and beyond, I know that Karen has the experience and commitment it takes to help the us move the Hudson Valley forward after the pandemic. When the two of us are able to work together, good things will happen.”

Congressman Antonio Delgado NY-19

“As the former head of her family’s Poughkeepsie-based union construction company, Karen Smythe has proven herself as a businessperson and a job creator. Make no mistake, we all have a hard road ahead of us as we rebuild our economy after Covid, but leaders like Karen have the grit and know-how to help the Hudson Valley ‘build back better’.
I look forward to working with Karen in the New York State Senate.”

NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli​

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