Six candidates for Hinchey’s seat
On the Republican side, George Phillips, who ran twice against Hinchey and last time around lost by only four percentage points, has said he is interested in another run. A note on his website, electgeorgephillips.com, reads, “We have remained active on the campaign trail and in touch with our many supporters. And with them, we anxiously await the results of redistricting.”
Tom Engel a former assistant U.S. attorney, and a part-time resident of Ulster County, is also seeking the seat.
On his website, tomengelforcongress.com, he said, “For far too long, Congressman Hinchey has been an eager sponsor of an agenda that is out of step with the citizens of the 22nd Congressional District and ruinous for the country and the State of New York.” He also said he does not know what the district will look like after redistricting, but he is “in it for keeps.”
After 10 terms in Congress, Hinchey announced last month that he would not seek another term this fall.