Byrne Wins Putnam GOP Endorsement: Decisive Support for “Remarkable Leader” with “Proven Ability”

Posted: February 17, 2022 in In the News
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne speaks before members of the Putnam County Republican Committee

February 17, 2022 / Mahopac, NY: By a strongly decisive 148-76 margin, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne has been selected by the Putnam County Republican Committee, at their meeting in Mahopac last night, to be their nominee as the next Putnam County Executive.

Byrne was nominated by Southeast GOP committeeman and former Assemblyman Will Stephens, Jr., who praised Kevin as a “remarkable leader who has demonstrated a proven ability to work with people and accomplish real results for the people of Putnam County.”

The nomination was seconded by long-time Carmel GOP committeeman and former county GOP First Vice Chairman Jack Hufnagel, who highlighted Kevin’s dedication, commitment, and integrity. 

In thanking the committee, Byrne noted that “those following this process closely know that my team and I had to work very hard to merit this crucial endorsement. 

“We did what Putnam Republicans always do: keep the faith and reach out, every day, to make the case to our friends and neighbors. We’ve been rewarded with their trust and support, for which I’m extremely grateful.

“Now I’m honored to move forward with all my fellow Republicans to win the votes and confidence of everyone in Putnam County, no matter their Party, as a leader determined to keep this beautiful place, the place I’ve called home my entire life, the best for living, working, and raising a family–today, and for the future!”


As a candidate for county executive, Kevin brings a diverse background of knowledge and management experience from his time working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to his three terms in the state Assembly, Kevin worked in healthcare administration for New York’s largest private multi-specialty medical group. He also served as a regional director for the American Heart Association, deputy district director to former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, member of the Putnam Valley Town Planning Board, and emergency medical technician for Westchester EMS and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, where he served three terms as president. Kevin earned an M.P.A. with a concentration in healthcare administration from Marist College, and he holds a B.A. from the University of Scranton.

Kevin Byrne is a lifelong resident of Putnam County and resides in Mahopac with his wife, Briana (Messina) Byrne, and their son Braeden.

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