Republican Kyle Van De Water has decided to run against Rep. Antonio Delgado a second time, after he was defeated by the 19th Congressional District incumbent in the 2020 election.
Van De Water announced his intention to run again on Tuesday, releasing the following statement, in part, on social media:
"Today, I am proud to announce that I will be running for Congress in 2022.
While I don’t yet know how the district will look, I do know that I care far too much about this district to sit on the sidelines, no matter the odds. It would be politically expedient to wait and see how the redistricting process shapes the district, but I am not a politician. I am not doing this for myself, I am doing this for the people of NY-19 (and perhaps some from NY-18 or NY-20 as well).”
In 2020, Delgado received 54% of the vote, and Van De Water 42%.
The 19th Congressional District includes all of Columbia, Delaware, Green, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties; as well as parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties.