U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has once again completed his tour of all of New York state’s counties.
The Democrat visited the Columbia County city of Hudson on Wednesday, the final leg of this year’s 62-county tour. Schumer has visited each county in the state at least once for 18 straight years.
This year Schumer’s travels took him to Long Island 47 times, Rochester and the Finger Lakes 26 times, the Hudson Valley 27 times and western New York 19 times.
He says he keeps the tradition going because the visits teach him so much about the state he serves — and because he enjoys it.
Schumer isn’t giving up on the tour now that he is serving as Senate minority leader. He plans to start his next 62-county tour in January.