Hayworth staffer Kevin Byrne

By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong 

Rep. Nan Hayworth sent her constituent services office on its first field trip to Philipstown last week, drawing a handful of residents seeking aid in dealing with government-related questions. Kevin M. Byrne, a district representative based in Somers, spent a few hours Friday morning (July 8 ) in a conference room at the Cold Spring Village Hall. Those who stopped by brought in “a variety of issues, whether Social Security, immigration, personal taxation,” or queries from veterans about programs, Byrne said, as he wrapped up his visit. A native of Putnam Valley, Byrne said it was his first such on-the-scene constituent outreach in Philipstown. The Republican Congresswoman, a physician, won election in New York’s 19th district last November, joining a wave of newcomers in Washington. “It’s early” in the process of familiarizing the public with the congressional staff’s services, Byrne told Philipstown.info. “We’re going to continue to do this, make ourselves accessible.”
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Armstrong was the founding news editor of The Current (then known as Philipstown.info) in 2010 and later a senior correspondent and contributing editor for the paper. She worked earlier in Washington as a White House correspondent and national affairs reporter and assistant news editor for daily international news services. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Areas of expertise: Politics and government