Competition for Calhoun

Longtime Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R) will face competition from at least two Republicans in this year’s primary. Brian Maher has tossed his hat in the ring along with self-described “next generation reformer” Colin Schmitt has been campaigning for almost a year. At age 21, Schmitt is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, person running for office in New York in 2012. Schmitt founded New Dawn PAC while still in college and has been an outspoken critic of Nancy Calhoun for her receiving a retirement pension while still employed as Assemblywoman.