District 19

Michael D. Paduch

Michael D. Paduch

Minority Leader, District 19

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Representing the City of Middletown and the Town of Wallkill.

Personal (Pedigree)

  • Married 34 years to wife, Rose; 3 daughters, 1 grandson, Greyson Michael, 1 granddaughter, Harlo Mae Rose
  • Union steamfitter, foreman, 40 years, Local 373; UA Training School (4 years)
  • Graduated Goshen High School; Hudson Valley Community College

Business/Government Experience

  • County Legislator (1998-present) 6th term; 21st year
  • Former member, Town of Wallkill Planning Board (7 years)
  • Ran for NYS Assembly in 2006; 
  • Owns and operates 2 small businesses
  • Real Property Manager-Owner

Community Involvement (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Former Member, Towns of Wallkill/Pine Bush Boys and Girls Clubs, Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Towns of Wallkill/Pine Bush Boys and Girls Club Advisory Community
  • Former Member, Regional Economic Community Action Program Board, Board of Directors
  • Former Officer, Wallkill Citizens Coalition; Former Legislative Chairman, Pine Bush PTA
  • Former Member, Crawford Historical Society; Town of Wallkill Little League Coach (15 years)

Political Affiliation

  • Democrat, Member, Town of Wallkill Democratic Committee
  • Endorsed by Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families Parties
  • Member, Executive Democratic Committee of Orange County

Important Issues

  • Reducing taxes
  • Reducing over-estimated expenses in County Budget
  • Reduce spending by County departments
  • Making government more transparent and accountable to taxpayers
  • Ensuring fair and equitable contracts for County employees
  • Protecting rights of seniors, veterans, volunteer organizations and taxpayers
  • Making government work better with schools and businesses

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

  • Minority Leader - 2018 to Present
  • Member, Ways and Means Committee
  • Member, Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Member, Physical Services Committee
  • Member, Personnel and Compensation Committee
  • First Democrat appointed as Chairman of a Committee
  • Served 2 years as Chairman of Physical Services Committee
  • Served 2 years as Chairman of Personnel and Compensation Committee
  • Served 2 years as Chairman of Labor Relations Advisory Committee 
  • Former member, Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee
  • Former member, Personnel and Compensation Committee
  • Former member, Health and Mental Health Committee
  • Former member, Environmental Facilities Committee
  • First Legislator appointed to serve on the Municipal Parks Program Board

Special Committees:

  • Member, Labor Relations Advisory Committee
  • Member, Valley View Advisory Committee