Pramilla Malick to run again for New York State Senate Seat

Environmental activist Pramilla Malick plans to run again for the state Senate seat held by John Bonacic, the Mount Hope Republican and 20-year incumbent she challenged in 2016.

Malick, a Minisink resident, has helped lead opposition to the nearly completed Competitive Power Ventures plant in Wawayanda, a project that took center stage in the recent, high-profile corruption trial for a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Malick has spoken at rallies outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan during the case, in which former aide Joe Percoco was accused of taking bribes to help CPV.

Malick, a Democrat from Minisink, earned her way onto the ticket in 2016 through a write-in primary in 2016 but was defeated by more than 20 points by Republican incumbent John Bonacic. Malick said people are “rightfully disgusted” with the way government is being run, according to reports.

“We are dealing with some really heavy issues – some life and death issues; this is going to be a pretty serious, high stakes race, I believe. We are fighting for the survival of our county at this point,” she said in multiple reports.

The candidate, according to her campaign website, www.pramilla.com, said she is campaigning with a platform of issues including the environment, ethics, education, energy and employment.

After failing in the 2016 election, Malick did not completely fall into obscurity. In the summer of 2017, she was among a group of protesters who were arrested and faced jail time when protesting a natural gas power plant being built in Wawayanda. She was released after spending four days behind bars.

A mother of four, Malick has spent much of her career working with technology companies helping people gain skills and industry certifications required for meaningful careers in the IT industry, her campaign page said.

Environmental activist Pramilla Malick plans to run again for the state Senate seat held by John Bonacic, the Mount Hope Republican and 20-year incumbent she challenged in 2016.

Malick, a Minisink resident, has helped lead opposition to the nearly completed Competitive Power Ventures plant in Wawayanda, a project that took center stage in the recent, high-profile corruption trial for a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Malick has spoken at rallies outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan during the case, in which former aide Joe Percoco was accused of taking bribes to help CPV.

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