John Tkazyik

Third GOP Hopeful Pulls Out Of NYS Senate Race

Jun 16, 2014
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The City of Poughkeepsie mayor has pulled out of what was once a crowded Republican primary field in a New York state senate race.

Tkazyik Considers Run For State Senate

Jul 18, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE – Mayor John Tkazyik, the Republican mayor of Poughkeepsie, has set up a campaign committee to run for the State Senate seat currently held by first-term Democrat Terry Gipson. The district includes portions of Dutchess and Columbia counties.

The Second quarter campaign contribution filing with the state Board of Elections shows he has $215,000 in the bank. Among his top contributors are City Administrator Camilo Bunyi, who donated $10,000; and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and her husband, Scott, each contributed $5,150.

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POUGHKEEPSIE – An audit of the City of Poughkeepsie’s books by the state comptroller’s office has found that inaccurate budgeting has created an $11 million general fund deficit. The report also found the city’s debt burden has increased 45 percent over the last five years.