Rhinebeck man, 45, to challenge Hinchey

RHINEBECK – Republican Joseph M. Schmidt of Rhinebeck has formally announced he will run against Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley, for the 22nd Congressional District of New York seat.

Schmidt, 45, is an Arlington High School graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and a master’s from the New School University in New York City. His background is in health-care management.

Schmidt is a retired U.S. Navy/U.S. Naval Reserves veteran and served from 1981 to 2001.

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