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Orange County Legislature

District 11 - James R. Petro, JR.


Representing the Towns of Hamptonburgh and New Windsor

Please feel free to contact James at:
(845) 565-0769


Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Life-long resident of New Windsor
  • Cornwall High School
  • Orange County Community College-Majored in Architectural Engineering
  • Married, two teen-age children

Business/Government Experience:

  • Recognized New York State numismatist, specializing in purchase and sale of investment coins with national clients, also appraiser; 1971-Present
  • Building contractor, constructed and owns twenty-five buildings; accomplished in drafting and transit surveying, qualified operator of heavy equipment including bulldozers and excavators; skilled mason, knowledgeable in golf course operations; 1971-Present

Community Involvement:

  • Town of New Windsor Planning Board, Chairman 14 years and member 1 year
  • Obtained the former 260 acre Stewart Army Sub-post from the Department of the Army

Political Affiliation:

  • Republican

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

  • Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Health and Mental Health Committee
  • Education and Economic Development Committee
  • Orange County Industrial Development Agency; 2006-Present, Chairman since 2008
  • Established the renowned Orange County Business Accelerator at Stewart International Airport, New Windsor
  • Designed the Super-Enhanced PILOT; Produced the new IDA video which is being distributed nationally and internationally