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Orange County Legislature

Legislative Minority Leader - Matthew A. Turnbull



Representing the Town of Blooming Grove, Village of Washingtonville, Hamptonburgh and New Windsor 

Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Born in: Brooklyn, grew up in Rockland County
  • Lives in: Hamptonburgh 25 years
  • Educational Background: AOS Golf Management
  • Military Background: U.S. Navy Veteran
  • Married to: Lynn for 32 years, two adult children
  • Other: Duplicate Bridge Master, Fly Fishing Instructor, Golf Instructor and Certified Basketball Official 

Business/Government Experience:

  • Adult and youth Golf Instructor
  • Sullivan County Community College Program Manager and Adjunct Professor
  • 40 years small business owner-Construction/General Contracting companies in N.Y.C., Rockland and Orange County  

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations) 

  • Citizen Advisory Committee WCSD
  • Steering Committee   Project Rainbow 

Political Affiliation:

  • Democratic Party
  • Working Families Party
  • Independence Party  

Important Issues:

  • Controlling Government Spending
  • Protecting Workers Rights
  • Affordable tuition at OCCC  

County Roles: (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Ways and Means
  • Human Services
  • Physical Services