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Kyle Van De Water was a former New York congressional candidate who died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday – less than two weeks after he dropped his bid for US House, government officials and reports said.
Afghanistan war veteran Kyle who ran last year for a US House seat representing part of the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York was found dead in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, MidHudsonNews.com reported.
He was 41 years old.
”A GOP congressional hopeful and Afghanistan was found dead in an upstate New York cemetery after a suspected suicide, two weeks after withdrawing his candidacy to represent New York’s 19th congressional district.
On Monday night, local police responded to a ‘man down’ report at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery before identifying the body as belonging to Kyle Van De Water, 41.
While there have been no official statements about the cause of his death, police sources told local outlet MidHudsonNews.com that it’s being investigated as a likely suicide.
Sources told the publication his death was under investigation as a “likely suicide.
Van De Water, 41, an attorney and father of four, served in the U.S. Army for eight years and ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Antonio Delgado for Congress in 2020, losing that race by 11 percent.
He was set to run again in 2022 but announced the end of his campaign in an August 27 Facebook post, in which he wrote, ‘circumstances in my life have changed and I am no longer able to give 110% towards this endeavor.’
Van De Water grew up in Poughkeepsie and graduated from Spackenkill High School in 1998 before going to Albany Law School, from which he graduated in 2005.
He joined the U.S. Army in 2006. Five years later, he earned the Bronze Star during his service in Afghanistan, followed by earning the Meritorious Service Medal and an honorable discharge in 2014, according to his website. He held the rank of Major and continued to serve in the Army Reserves JAG Corps.
Van De Water was an attorney at Corbally, Gartland, and Rappleyea in Poughkeepsie, and settled in Millbrook and served as a village trustee, according to his Linkedin Page.
Delgado defeated him in the 2020 general election, where he took in about 44per cent of the vote. He announced that he would be running again in July and campaigned for about a month before withdrawing on August 27.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Representative Antonio Delgado confirmed Van De Water’s death on social media.
Molinaro said he got to know more about Van De Water during his run against Delgado last year. In a statement, he said, ‘My heart is broken for Kyle’s children and family. My prayers are with them as they attempt to come to grips with this absolute tragedy.’
He continued, ‘Kyle was a war hero who put his life and well-being on the line for his country. We owe him, his family, and all of our brave servicemen and women everything for the sacrifices they have made.’