District 3

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Paul Ruszkiewicz

District 3

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Representing the Towns of Minisink, Warwick and Wawayanda.

Personal (Pedigree)

  • Born in Orange County grew up in Pine Island, New York
  • Resides in Pine Island, New York
  • Warwick Valley High School (1994)
  • SUNY Cobleskill (AAS 1996)
  • Cornell University ( BS 1998, Masters 2000)
  • Married to Jennifer, two children John and Ashley
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing and outdoor activities

Business/Government Experience

  • Co-Owner/Operator, John Ruszkiewicz Farms
  • Member, Town of Warwick Planning Board 2012-2014
  • Member, Town of Warwick Community Preservation Board 2010-present

Community Involvement

  • President, Orange County Vegetable Growers Association
  • Board Member, Orange County Farm Bureau
  • Board Member, Pine Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Wallkill Valley Drainage Improvement Association

Political Affiliation

  • Republican 
  • Conservative
  • Independence

Important Issues

  • Agriculture
  • Drainage improvement and flood mitigation in the Black Dirt region
  • Economic Development and Job Creation

County Roles (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Chairman 2022 to present
  • Physical Services Committee, 2014 to present
  • Education and Economic Development Committee, Chairman 2015-2021, Member 2014, 2022 to present
  • Ways and Means Committee, 2024
  • Personnel and Compensation Committee, 2018-2021
  • Health and Mental Health Committee, 2014-2017

County Boards/ Agencies:

  • Member, Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board
  • Member, Orange County Soil & Water Conservation District