From Vassar’s halls to NYS politics: An interview with Karen Smythe ’82

In many regards, Karen Smythe ’82 was the quintessential Vassar student. She fondly recounts her time serving as the soccer team’s five-foot-three goalie, singing with the Night Owls and practicing squash—the whole time maintaining a delicate balancing act of running back and forth between the soccer field, Skinner Hall and the squash courts in Kenyon at all hours of the day.

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Democratic Senate Candidates Announce Delegation Priorities

Karen Smythe (SD-41) said, “I look forward to working with my future partners in the Hudson Valley coalition. In their first terms, Sen. Skoufis, Sen. Metzger, and Sen. Harckham have made great strides protecting local taxpayers and fighting for our region’s fair share in Albany. But as our communities rebuild from the pandemic, there’s much more to be done. Working together, the six of us can leverage our collective voice to ensure that the needs of Hudson Valley residents, from infrastructure and clean drinking water to school funding and good paying jobs, are never overlooked.”

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Maloney addresses mail concerns

NYS Senate candidate Karen Smythe, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Sue Serino echoed Maloney’s comments. “This is about more than just elections. It’s about people being forced to wait for medications, checks, and other mail that should not be delayed.” Smythe has participated in several protests at post offices in recent weeks.

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