Saugerties Post Star
  • Lopez sworn in to serve the newly formed 102nd Assembly District

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  • The flood damaged Schoharie County Court House served as the location for the installation of Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I –Schoharie) as he was sworn in over the weekend to serve the newly established 102nd Assembly District.
    With 1st floor windows still boarded up and construction repairs still underway, the Assemblyman highlighted the Courthouse as a symbol of both the impact of the historic floods which devastated the region, as well as the community’s determination to recover.
    With the T. Paul Kane Courtroom filled with family and well wishers from across the seven counties in the 102nd A.D., Assemblyman Lopez thanked the community for the privilege of serving, while reflecting on the needs of the community in the face of the floods, the prolonged recession, and other challenges to family, farms and small businesses across the region.
    “Our communities, our families, are fragile - financially and emotionally”, said the Assemblyman, “All of us have been working just to hold on.”
    Speaking to the audience, Pete addressed them and others in the community as full partners, whose ideas and energies are sorely needed to help their neighbors.
    “There are no ‘Lone Rangers’, all of need to pull together if we are to move forward with recovery and build a future.”, said Assemblyman Lopez. “I am passionate about partnering with the community, and will continue to use all my skills and energies to making a difference.”
    Photo – Standing at attention as Assemblyman  Pete Lopez's  Brother sings the National Anthem.