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Orange County Legislature

District 19 - Michael D. Paduch

Representing the City of Middletown and the Town of Wallkill

39 Scotchtown-Collabar Road
Middletown, New York 10941


Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Married 27 years to wife, Rose; 3 daughters, 1 grandson, Greyson Michael  
  • Union steamfitter, foreman, 35 years, Local 373; UA Training School (4 years)
  • Graduated Goshen High School; Hudson Valley Community College

Business/Government Experience:

  • County Legislator (1998-present) 4th term; Town of Wallkill Planning Board (7 years)
  • Ran for NYS Assembly; Own and operate 2 small businesses

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Member, Towns of Wallkill/Pine Bush Boys & Girls Clubs Advisory Comm, Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Regional Economic Community Action Program Board, Board of Directors 
  • Former Officer, Wallkill Citizens Coalition; Former Legislative Chairman, Pine Bush PTA
  • Former Member, Crawford Historical Society; Town of Wallkill Little League Coach (15 years)

Political Affiliation:

  • Democrat, Member of Town of Wallkill Democratic Committee
  • Member, Executive Democratic Committee of Orange County
  • Endorsed by Democratic, Conservative and Independence Parties

Important Issues:

  • Reducing taxes; Reducing over-estimated expenses in County Budget; Reduce spending by County departments; Making government more transparent and accountable to taxpayers; Ensuring fair and equitable contracts for County employees; Protecting rights of seniors, veterans, volunteer organizations and taxpayers; Making government work better with schools and businesses

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

  • Served 2 years as Chairman of Physical Services Committee;
  • First Democrat appointed as Chairman;
  • Present member of the Ways & Means Comm.
  • Present member of the Physical Services Comm.
  • Present member of the Personnel and Compensation Comm.
  • Past member of Public Safety & Emergency Services Comm.
  • Past member of the Health & Mental Health Comm.
  • Environmental Facilities Comm.
  • First appointed Legislator to serve on Municipal Parks Program Board
  • Appointed to the Labor Relations Advisory