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Patterson GOP Backs Russo for County Legislature

Laura Russo

The Patterson Town Republican Committee has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Laura Russo for Putnam County legislator representing District 4 and the Town of Patterson.

A town resident for nearly 18 years, Russo is a longtime member of the Putnam Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Putnam County Volunteer Fireman’s Association Ladies Auxiliary, and chairperson of the Putnam Lake Park District Advisory Board.

“Having been a resident for almost 18 years, I am deeply connected to the needs and aspirations of our community,” said Russo. “I believe we need to improve opportunities for economic growth by reducing the tax burden and working to attract new businesses to our community. I am confident in my ability to be a strong advocate on the County Legislature for my neighbors in Patterson.”

Russo’s candidacy comes as Legislator Ginny Nacerino, who has served the district for 12 years, has decided to retire.

“Laura Russo has been an active and engaged member of our committee and community for years,” said Peggy Burns, secretary of the Patterson Town Republican Committee. “Her willingness to step up and serve as a leader is commendable. Patterson residents can trust that Laura will work tirelessly to represent their interests and address the unique needs of our district.”

County Executive Kevin Byrne also expressed his support for Russo, saying her commitment to Patterson and her demonstrated dedication to community service make her an excellent candidate for county legislator.

“I am confident she will bring a fresh perspective and effective leadership to the role,” he said. “Laura’s passion for our community is evident and I look forward to working with her for the betterment of both Patterson and the county.”

Putnam County Republican Chairman Andres Gil said Russo’s commitment to lowering taxes, supporting small businesses and championing Republican principles aligns perfectly with the values of the party.

“Her dedication to fiscal responsibility and civic engagement in our community makes her an outstanding candidate for Putnam County legislator,” he said. “I am confident Laura will represent the residents of Patterson with integrity and passion.”

Assemblyman Matt Slater added: “Laura Russo will be a terrific addition to the Putnam County Legislature and I am excited to join her on the campaign trail this year. Patterson will need a strong voice to replace the years of terrific leadership by Ginny Nacerino, and I am confident Laura will be up to the task.”


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