Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has been appointed Co-Chair of the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.
The Sportsmen’s Caucus is the preeminent national legislative organization focused on protecting and advancing hunting and fishing rights as well as conservation efforts.
"I have been on the front lines of defending our outdoor sporting traditions and will use my new position to continue those efforts," Schmitt said in the press release detailing his appointment. "I have made land, water and natural resource conservation a key focus of my first year in office and I will continue to be a leading voice on these issues in the Assembly."
Tom Moriarty, president of Black Rock Fish and Game, said: "This is a monumental position for our Assemblyman to hold and we know that Colin's efforts will have a profound long-term positive impact for all hunters, anglers and outdoor sporting enthusiasts."
Roy Zucca, president of the 700-member Monroe Chester Sportmen’s Club, said: "That is a major plus for outdoorsmen and women in Orange County and all of NYS. His dedication to conservation issues and the concerns and interests of sportsmen and women is a breath of fresh air in a very hostile political atmosphere."
George Kydon, Orange County NRA-Institute for Legislative Action, said: "Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has been a stalwart supporter of our hunting, fishing and 2nd Amendment Rights."
'We have no stronger ally on Albany'
Jim Delaune, executive director of the Orange County Land Trust, said: "In his first year in office Assemblyman Schmitt has established himself as a leading supporter of conservation and preservation efforts. We look forward to continuing to work together with him on critical conservation issues that have profound impacts on our region."
Jim Torcivia, president of the Orange County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs, said: "We have no stronger ally in Albany and that has been confirmed by the deserved appointment which increases Assemblyman Schmitt's impact across the state and nation."