Katonah, NY — Today, Liz Gereghty, a small businesswoman, school board member, mother of three, and community leader announced her campaign for New York’s 17th Congressional District.
“New York’s 17th Congressional District is my home. It’s where I raised my three children, started my own small business in Katonah, had the privilege of signing somebody’s first paycheck, oversaw an education budget of over $100 million as a school board member, and led the effort to improve our school facilities and ensure a quality public education for all of our kids,” said Liz Gereghty.
“Over the past four years on the school board, I’ve seen firsthand how our divisions get in the way of getting things done to the detriment of our children. When policy disagreements turn into something a little more heated, I do something you don’t see very much anymore: I sit down with people, find common ground and make things happen.
“But today, extreme Republican leaders in Congress – enabled by the current 17th District Congressman – are threatening our core rights, our safety, and our economic future. Instead of solving problems, they are trying to roll back women’s reproductive rights, blocking even modest gun safety measures, threatening to default on the debt, and spending more time worrying about how to ban books than helping our families and small businesses thrive.
“That has to change.
“While many may say that we will never tackle our biggest problems, I say our community and our country are worth fighting for, and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and bring people together to find solutions to our toughest problems.”
In 2022, New York’s 17th Congressional District flipped from Democrat to Republican by less than 2000 votes. Under the new lines, the 17th Congressional District is a Biden +10 making it one of the handful of districts in the country that President Biden won and currently represented by a Republican in Congress. The district is already rated a “toss up” by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report for the 2024 cycle solidifying it as of the most influential races in the country in determining party control of the House of Representatives.
Liz Gereghty has called the Hudson Valley home for over 20 years–it’s where she started her own small business, sent her three kids to school, and where she is proudly serving her second term on the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board. She lives in Katonah with her Husband, Jim Gereghty, and their three children. New York’s 17th Congressional District includes all of Rockland and Putnam counties, as well as portions of Westchester and Dutchess counties.