The Orange County executive Thursday welcomed a new congressional member who represents the region. They say they agreed to work together to advance economic development in Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Orange County Executive Edward Diana agreed that investments in agriculture and local economic development projects are vital to creating jobs and moving Orange County forward.
Maloney said he and Diana are committed to working across party lines to move forward on such projects as the Orange County Business Accelerator and Taylor Biomass as well as boosting business at Stewart International Airport. He said they will also focus on family farmers. Diana said the Congressman’s appointment to the Agriculture Committee is significant for his county’s farmers. Diana also said he looks forward to working with Maloney on issues related to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on which the Congressman serves.