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On Saturday, May 17th the Putnam County Young Republicans hosted their 3rd Teddy Roosevelt Dinner at the Putnam County Golf Course.

This year the club honored Dr. Nan Hayworth, former member of congress for New York’s 19th Congressional District. With nearly 100 in attendance, the club lauded the former law maker for her leadership and strength while serving in congress.  

The event featured a surprise video from U.S. Senator Rand Paul who congratulated Dr. Hayworth stating that he loved having her in congress; “it’s great to have another physician [in congress] and we hope she will win again.”

Kevin Byrne, a former member of Hayworth’s congressional staff, introduced the honoree to the crowd. Byrne complimented Hayworth for her compassion and steadfast commitment to the voters of the Hudson Valley. In addition to sharing some personal memories from her accomplishments in congress, Byrne noted that “Nan never used the term my office or my district- it was always our office or our district. She worked nonstop for everyone and was completely selfless.” 

Nan thanked Byrne and the audience for the honor of receiving this year’s Teddy Roosevelt Leadership Award. Previous recipients of the award include former Putnam County Legislator Dan Birmingham and Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant.

Attached below is a copy of the video from U.S. Senator Rand Paul.

Also attached is a picture of Dr. Hayworth featured with both the Putnam County Young Republicans and members of the Carmel Ronald Reagan Teenage Republicans.