Smythe Will Again Challenge Serino

Karen Smythe

Karen Smythe announced her candidacy on Sept. 29. (Photo provided)

Announces 2020 run for state Senate

Karen Smythe, who in 2018 narrowly lost to state Sen. Sue Serino, will again challenge the Republican incumbent in 2020.

Smythe, a Democrat, announced her candidacy for the 41st District seat on Sept. 29 in Poughkeepsie. The district stretches along the east side of the Hudson River from Putnam Valley to Tivoli.

Serino defeated Smythe by 688 votes to win her third, two-year term. Serino won by 600 votes in Dutchess (of 103,000 cast) and 88 votes (of 15,000) in Putnam.

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