• Harckham Calls on NYS Senate to Reconvene & Pass Important Bills; Blocked Legislation Includes Reproductive Health, Red Flag & Child Victims Acts, Among Others With legislators returning to their districts for summer campaigning ahead of the fall elections, Pete Harckham, Democratic candidate for the 40th New York State Senate District, is calling for the New York State Senate to reconvene in Albany to pass important legislation. “The Republican led State Senate left a considerable amount of unfinished business when they … read more

  • This op-ed by Pete on renewable energy appeared in The Examiner’s July 3, 2018 edition.   Many local residents are concerned about the safety of living in proximity to the influx of gas pipeline infrastructure. I first became aware of this issue several years ago while Chair of the Board of Legislators Committee on Parks, Labor and Housing and the Spectra pipeline was expanding through Blue Mountain reservation. We held several hearings where experts detailed the health and safety impacts of living … read more