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Meet Karen Strain Smythe - Candidate for New York State Senate, District 41

  • 273 South Mountain Pass Garrison, NY, 10524 United States (map)

Please join us to meet Karen Strain Smythe, Candidate for New York State Senate, 41st District. 

Karen understands firsthand that Hudson Valley families deserve someone in Albany who will fight for economic development support, increased school aid, tax relief, real support for women and greater protections for our natural resources. Winning this seat is crucial for the Hudson Valley and the work that needs to be accomplished in the State Senate. 

Karen ran her family's union construction business and currently works as an executive at a local nonprofit. She has served on numerous Hudson Valley boards, including Vassar College, where she is currently a trustee. Karen was born and raised in Poughkeepsie and raised her family here. She is running to represent the 41st State Senate District, which encompasses most of Dutchess County and half of Putnam County. 

HOSTS: Melissa & Tom Ptacek

CO-HOST: Nancy Montgomery, candidate for Putnam County Legislature District 1. 

Please RSVP to Melissa at or 845-424-6112

All are welcome, but suggested contribution levels are as follows: 

  • Friend: $50

  • Time For A Change: $100

  • Hudson Valley's New Senator: $250

No cash contributions are permitted, check/credit card only. Please make checks payable to Friends of Karen S. Smythe, PO Box 2797, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or make a contribution online at If you can't attend but want to help, please consider making a donation at the link above.