Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Democratic Ithaca attorney Josh Riley are running for the 19th Congressional District seat vacated when Antonio Delgado was appointed New York’s new lieutenant governor. In August, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan defeated Molinaro to win the NY-19 seat in August until the redrawn district lines are official Jan. 1. Riley defeated Jamie Cheney in the Democratic primary for NY-19 in August.
Riley, 41, and Molinaro, 48, this week talked about the issues affecting the 19th Congressional District. The candidates are listed in the order their names will appear on Tuesday’s ballot.