MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I, Ref-Mahopac) has been named the New York State Young Republicans’ 2017 Assembly Member of the Year.

Byrne is in his first year of legislative service. He is a former chair of the Putnam County Young Republicans Club and currently the youngest member of the Assembly’s Republican Conference. 

“I am truly humbled that the New York State Young Republicans have elected to honor me as Assembly Member of the Year,” Byrne said. “This award is particularly special to me because not only am I a fellow Young Republican, but, as a younger legislator, many of the policy decisions I make are measured by how proposed pieces of legislation can affect future generations of New Yorkers. 

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Founded in 1932, the New York State Young Republicans is a statewide association of clubs, as well as the oldest state chapter of the Young Republican National Federation. The organization’s mission is to support the Republican Party’s principles and objectives by offering members the opportunity to network and share their political views, learn about politics, volunteer in their communities and even receive campaign training.

“The New York State Young Republicans are thrilled to announce Kevin Byrne as our 2017 Assemblyman of the Year,” said Chairman Cory Custer. “A former Young Republican chair himself, we look forward to watching Kevin continue to fight for our best interests, and serve as an example for those of us hoping to follow in his footsteps.”