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CSEA Endorses Gabi Madden for Assembly District 103 Primary Election

May 15, 2024

Kingston, NY —Democrat and experienced public servant Gabi Madden, candidate for New York State Assembly has received the endorsement of the Civil Service Employees Association, New York State’s largest union representing state and local government workers.

Madden Concludes Luggage Drive in Benefit of Local Charities

May 7, 2024   

Kingston, NY —Democrat and NYS Assembly Candidate Gabi Madden, in partnership with local advocate Denise Augustus, collected over one hundred suitcases to donate to local organizations in benefit of foster children in Ulster and Dutchess Counties.

Gabi Madden Condemns Central Hudson Service Terminations Announcement

April 19, 2024

Kingston, NY —Democrat and experienced public servant, Gabi Madden, candidate for New York State Assembly has voiced her opposition to Central Hudson’s announcement that it plans to resume customer service shutoffs. 

Gabi Madden Releases Statement in Response to Recent Anti Semitic Acts

April 19, 2024

Kingston, NY —Democrat and experienced public servant, Gabi Madden, candidate for New York State Assembly has released a statement in response to recent anti semitic acts throughout Ulster and Dutchess counties: 

Gabi Madden Releases Statement in Conclusion of Petitioning for the 2024 Election

April 4, 2024

Kingston, NY —Democrat and experienced public servant, Gabi Madden, candidate for New York State Assembly has released a statement in conclusion of petitioning for the 2024 election:

Gabi Madden Releases Statement in Response to False Donor Claims

March 25, 2024

Kingston, NY —Democrat and experienced public servant, Gabi Madden, candidate for New York State Assembly has released a statement in response to recent anti semitic acts throughout Ulster and Dutchess counties:

In the News

Hugh Reynolds: In a Tight Primary Race, It's a Numbers Game

June 20, 2024

KingstonWire

It wasn’t planned that way, but Democratic primary candidate Gabi Madden got a whole hour to herself under the well-aimed guns of Me and Mario on our call-in show on WGHQ-AM last Friday morning.

The original plan was to have both candidates face-to-face in-studio, but alas, incumbent Sarahana Shrestha chose not to appear. No surprise there. After almost 18 months in office Shrestha has rarely faced live media.

Skoufis calls out Shrestha for misrepresenting budget vote comparison

June 19, 2024

Mid Hudson News

MID-HUDSON – State Senator James Skoufis (D, Cornwall) has called out fellow Democrat Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha (D, Esopus), for what he said was her misrepresentation of his budget vote and political position earlier this year, while trying to use it to her advantage during a heated primary race.

Cahill family endorses Gabi Madden for State Assembly

June 14, 2024

Mid Hudson News

The Cahill family is proud to endorse Gabi Madden as the next Assemblymember to represent our communities here in Ulster and Dutchess counties.

While our brother/uncle/Dad, Kevin Cahill, is ethically bound to avoid public political activities as a result of his current tenure in an important state office, we have each gotten to know Gabi Madden and the good work she has already done...

Sarahana Shrestha and Gabi Madden spar over local issues in debate

June 12, 2024

City&State New York

The socialist Assembly member defended her record in office and argued she has brought money back to the district.

Democratic candidates for the 103rd Assembly District met virtually for their first and only scheduled debate on Tuesday afternoon, with incumbent Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha and challenger Gabi Madden tackling mostly local topics.

Shrestha challenged by former statehouse staffer in Assembly primary

June 12, 2024

Times Union

KINGSTON — Before first-term Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha can secure reelection in the 103rd Assembly District, she must first go through Gabi Madden, a 28-year-old former statehouse staffer challenging Shrestha from the right in the Democratic primary.

103rd Assembly Democratic primary debate: Madden raps Shrestha over record as assemblymember touts accomplishments

June 11th, 2024

Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. – A candidate for state assembly criticized the incumbent lawmaker on Tuesday during a Freeman-hosted debate over prioritizing lofty and national issues before ones immediately faced by her constituents.

But Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, who represents the 103rd Assembly District, said that criticism leveled by challenger Gabriela 

Sausage, anyone?

June 11, 2024

Hugh Reynolds Blog

It wasn’t planned that way, but Democratic primary candidate Gabi Madden got a whole hour to herself under the well-aimed guns of Me and Mario on our call-in show on WGHQ-AM last Friday morning.

The original plan was to have both candidates face-to-face in-studio, but alas, incumbent Sarahana Shrestha chose not to appear. No surprise there. After almost 18 months in office Shrestha has rarely faced live media.

Hugh Reynolds: Let the Debates Begin

June 3, 2024

Kingston Wire

Candidates for the Democratic Party nomination for Assembly in the 103rd District Ulster-Dutchess district will face off - more or less...

Shrestha-Madden primary vote is less than a month away

May 29, 2024

Hudson Valley One

The June 25 New York State Democratic primary is fast approaching. Early voting begins June 15.

Over the last 25 years, the candidate who won the Democratic primary in what is now the 103rd Assembly District — now including the northeast part of Ulster County down to New Paltz and Gardiner and the Dutchess County towns of Red Hook and Rhinebeck — has cruised to victory in the November general election.

Shrestha, Madden set to participate in Freeman debate in 103rd Assembly District Democratic primary race

May 14, 2024

Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Two Democrats battling it out in the primary for the 103rd state Assembly seat will sit down virtually during a Freeman debate on Tuesday, June 11.

Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, and challenger Gabriella “Gabi” Madden of Bloomington have agreed to participate in the one-hour debate online, according to their campaigns.

Pro-Israel and pro-housing super PACs enter race for the 103rd Assembly District

April 1, 2024

Daily Freeman

Two political action committees are weighing in on the Democratic primary race for the 103rd Assembly District in support of different candidates in the June 25 Democratic primary race. One of the so-called super PACs, Solidarity, a pro-Israel committee, is tossing its support behind Gabriella “Gabi” Madden of Bloomington, while Assembly member Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, has garnered the support of Abundant New York 

, a pro-housing advocacy group...

Game on, election season is officially here

March 28, 2024

Hudson Valley One

Political fireworks exploded over Kingston last Sunday afternoon after alders Michael Tierney and Michele Hirsch shook out a barrel of gunpowder in the public square and then passed matches around.

The two released a statement on Monday, March 5th taking aim at Gabi Madden ...

Shrestha, Madden supporters trade barbs over campaign funds

March 26, 2024

Daily Freeman

Heated rhetoric broke out this week between supporters and the campaigns of Democrat primary candidates running for the 103rd Assembly District.

Incumbent Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, will face Gabriella “Gabi” Madden of Bloomington in the upcoming Democratic primary for the 103rd ...

How NY’s establishment Democrats are testing progressives’ staying power in 2024

March 26, 2024

City & State

If you’ve been to the city of Kingston and you like Italian food, then you know about Savona’s. Gabi Madden, a Democrat running for Assembly in the 103rd district, is probably more aware of the restaurant and bar than most. Madden’s family helped start the business back in the 1950s, ...

Madden outraises, outspends Shrestha in Assembly primary race since starting campaign

March 25, 2024

Daily Freeman

Incumbent Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, will face Gabriella “Gabi” Madden of Bloomington in the upcoming Democratic primary for the 103rd Assembly District, set for June 25. Early primary voting will run from June 15 to June 23. According to reports by the New York State Board of Elections, Shrestha began the filing period with ...

Letter: Save us from what?

February 25, 2024

Daily Freeman

I was dismayed to read in a recent article that, rather than list her accomplishments or tout her legislative agenda, Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha tore into the “Old Boys Club.” She implied that only she could save us from impending doom if they were returned to power.

Power & Politics: Shrestha wins Democratic support; will face primary in June

February 25, 2024

News 12 Hudson Valley

A few weeks ago, State Sen. James Skoufis' former Deputy Chief of Staff Gabi Madden announced her campaign for the district that includes parts of Dutchess and Ulster counties. Madden is hoping to offer voters an alternative to incumbent Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha...

Democrats primary set for Assembly seat of 103rd District

February 23, 2024

News 12 Hudson Valley

Democrats are going after the Assembly seat of the only socialist state lawmaker north of New York City. 

State Sen. James Skoufis' former deputy chief of staff, Gabi Madden, announced her candidacy against incumbent State Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha...

Ulster Dems endorse candidates for fall elections

February 22, 2024

News Mid Hudson

The Ulster County Democratic Committee has endorsed its slate of candidates for the fall general election, and they include incumbent State Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha (D, Esopus) for reelection...

Shrestha gets Democratic nomination by large margin over Madden in contentious vote

February 21, 2024

Daily Freeman

Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha as the party’s candidate in a contentious vote during the Ulster County Democratic Committee’s online convention Wednesday...

Madden challenging Shrestha in NY's 103rd Assembly district

February 20, 2024

WAMC

Democrat Gabriella “Gabi” Madden has launched a bid for New York’s 103rd state Assembly District seat, setting up a primary against incumbent Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha this summer. Madden is a Kingston native who has helped draft bills and provide constituent services ...

Shrestha, Madden seek Democratic party nods in Ulster, Dutchess

February 20, 2024

Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Two Democratic candidates seeking to capture a state Assembly seat are set to seek nods from that party’s committee in Ulster and Dutchess counties this week. Incumbent Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, who represents the 103rd Assembly District, and her challenger, Gabriella “Gabi” Madden...

Maps giveth and maps taketh away

February 18, 2024

Hugh Reynolds Blog

The congressional redistricting maps announced last week can still be altered if legislature Democrats choose, but right now it looks like THE BIG WINNAH! is, ta-dah, Rep. Pat Ryan, D-Gardiner.

We conclude this for two reasons...

Letter: Leave misogyny, xenophobia behind us

February 18, 2024

Daily Freeman

It took under 24 hours after Gabi Madden announced her challenge to Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha for some troubling “-isms” to rear their ugly heads, setting what could be a nasty stage for the 103rd Assembly District primary.Shrestha referred to Madden, who has over five years of experience ...

We’re all in

February 15, 2024

Hugh Reynolds Blog

While I should have known all about this as your ace political reporter, I got wind of it only a week ago via a casual conversation with Assembly candidate Gabi Madden.

I had asked Madden, as a young newcomer, how she was doing with campaign financing.

She said she’d raised about $12,000 to date but with matching state grants, the total would come to around $90,000. And she was just getting started...

And they're off

February 12, 2024

Hugh Reynolds Blog

Battlelines were clearly drawn last week for the Democratic nomination for Assembly in the Ulster-Dutchess 103rd District between incumbent Sarahana Shrestha and challenger Gabi Madden. Shrestha will reprise her successful 2022 primary victory over Kevin Cahill, while Madden will present herself as a fresh new face with community connections.

New York state Legislature 2024 races to watch

February 12, 2024

City & State NY

First-term Democratic incumbent Sarahana Shrestha is facing a challengefrom Gabi Madden, the former chief of staff to former Assembly Member Kevin Cahill. When Shrestha made her shocking ascent to public office in 2022, she ousted Cahill, beating him in a close Democratic primary

Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha says there’s no going back to Old Boys Club

February 10, 2024

Daily Freeman

In a statement issued Friday, Shrestha said that Gabriella “Gabi” Madden would essentially be the same old, same old of Albany politics. Shrestha was elected to the 103rd Assembly District seat in 2022, and the two are set to square off in a Democratic ...

Photos: Gabi Madden launches campaign for State Assembly

February 9, 2024

Daily Freeman

Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Madden speaks at an event at Savona’s Trattoria & Bar in Downtown Kingston, launching her campaign for the Democratic nod in the 103rd Assembly District currently occupied by Assemblywoman..

Democratic first-term state assemblywoman faces party primary challenge

February 9, 2024

Mid Hudson News

Gabi Madden, a Democrat and former chief of staff to former Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and former deputy chief of staff for current State Senator James Skoufis, both Democrats, announced her bid Thursday to seek the seat in the New York State 103rd Assembly District.

The Democratic establishment is coming for another socialist lawmaker upstate

February 9, 2024

City & State NY

Just days after Groundhog Day, Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha experienced a different kind of déjà vu when Gabi Madden launched a primary challenge against her. Madden had served as chief of staff to former Assembly Member Kevin Cahill, whom Shrestha ...

Madden Launches Primary Challenge Against Shrestha

February 9, 2024

Kingston Wire

KINGSTON - Announcing her run for the Democratic nomination for the 103rd Assembly District

seat, challenger Gabrielle "Gabi" Madden blasted her opponent...

Democratic first-term state assemblywoman faces party primary challenge

February 9, 2024

Mid Hudson News

Gabi Madden, a Democrat and former chief of staff to former Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and former deputy chief of staff for current State Senator James Skoufis, both Democrats, announced her bid Thursday to seek the seat in the New York State 103rd Assembly District. “Who’ll understand the necessity in rooting to ...

Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Madden launches NYS Assembly campaign challenging ...

February 8, 2024

Daily Freeman

A Democratic former aide to two Mid-Hudson Valley state political leaders officially launched her campaign for the 103rd Assembly District Thursday night, launched a website with a platform, and will open a campaign headquarters later this month.

Gabriella “Gabi” Madden kicked off her campaign 

State of the county? Pretty good

February 8, 2024

Hugh Reynolds Blog

Gabi Madden, the subject of media buzz since the first of the year, will “officially” announce her candidacy for Assembly in the 103rd District at the family’s Savona’s Restaurant in Rondout Thursday at 5:30. At that, incumbent ...

Former Cahill aide files to challenge Shrestha for Democratic nod in assembly race

January 13, 2024

Daily Freeman

Gabriella “Gabi” Madden has filed paperwork with the state Board of Elections seeking to primary Shrestha for the Democratic nomination in a race for the 103rd Assembly District in November. The Friends of Gabi Madden committee registered with the state Board of Elections on Wednesday, Jan. 10. It was certified the next day.

Hugh Reynolds: A Challenger for Sarahana

January 11, 2024

Hugh Reynolds Blog

Gabrielle "Gabi" Madden is expected to announce sometime soon for the Democratic nomination in the 103rd Assembly District currently ...

Skoufis Names All-Female Senior Leadership Team

October 6, 2021

Hudson Valley Press

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) is proud to announce the appointments of Christie Foster and Gabriella Madden as his new Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, respectively ...

Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’

January 13, 2020

Daily Freeman

Assemblymember and Insurance Committee Chairman Kevin A. Cahill, D-Kingston, announced the promotion of Gabriella Madden to serve as legislative assistant and clerk of the committee for the 2020 session ...

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