Congressman to wed partner Randy Florke

By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong

The banns of marriage in a Sunday parish bulletin added official weight to final plans: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who represents Philipstown in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, will wed his long-time partner, Randy Florke, on Saturday, June 21, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church will be the site of the Maloney-Florke wedding on Saturday. Photo by L.S. Armstrong
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will be the site of the Maloney-Florke wedding on Saturday. Photo by L.S. Armstrong

Father Shane Scott-Hamblen, the church’s rector — who himself got married at St. Mary’s last year — will preside at the 6 p.m. ceremony in the historic church, located in the heart of the village. The wedding party includes Maloney and Florke’s children — Reiniel and Daley Maloney Florke as honor attendants and Essie Maloney Florke as ring bearer.

After the wedding, Maloney and Florke and their guests will gather for a reception at the family home, Lower Windwolde, on Lane Gate Road, Cold Spring.

St. Mary’s bulletin of June 15 mentioned the wedding among its current “banns” — the official public announcement by an Episcopal church of a couple’s intent to get married in the immediate future.

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Armstrong was the founding news editor of The Current (then known as 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