Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Sun February 24, 2013

Donnery promises to take back Orange County government

Roxanne Donnery
Credit Orange County

Orange County, New York Legislator Roxanne Donnery has officially thrown her hat into the ring as the Democratic candidate for county executive.

Donnery addressed a room of over 170 supporters in Highland Mills about what she believes to be the state of county government.

“My God, what has happened to this county? Where is the trust?” she said.

The shuttered Orange County Government Center and Valley View nursing home were key issues Donnery addressed.

“You want your government back and I’m going to give it to you,” Donnery said.

Donnery will face the winner of a likely Republican primary. Incumbent Edward Diana has said he will seek reelection, although he has not yet made a formal announcement. Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton and Chester Town Supervisor Steve Neuhaus have both formally announced their candidacies for the county's top job.

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