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Bill Owens (Source:  SUNY Plattsburgh)
Bill Owens (Source: SUNY Plattsburgh)

Owens takes up Democratic banner, opposes same-sex marriage

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Plattsburgh attorney and former Air Force captain Bill Owens has won the Democratic Party nod in the race to fill John McHugh's House seat. Owens was a law partner to former Republican state Senator Ron Stafford and has described himself as a lifelong independent. He told Brian Mann that he is comfortable taking up the Democratic banner, though he differs with state Democratic officials on some issues, including same-sex marriage.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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