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Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. Photo: David Sommerstein.

NY-21: Stefanik tours Watertown businesses

Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik swung through Jefferson County yesterday.

The Republican toured the Knowlton Technologies plant in Watertown, then visited the Watertown Urban Mission next door. She also held a meet-and-greet last night at The Barley Pub in Belleville, between Watertown and Pulaski.  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Where NY21 Dem Candidate Aaron Woolf stands on the issues

The endorsed Democratic candidate for Bill Owens' seat in Congress finally broke his media silence Wednesday, speaking with several North Country media outlets. Aaron Woolf spoke with David Sommerstein on a range of issues, from gun control and health care to why a political rookie wants to represent the region. Democratic county chairs chose Woolf to run a month ago, but he had declined interviews until now.

Woolf faces a primary challenge from St. Lawrence County political veteran Steve Burke.

Woolf was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from high school in Princeton, New Jersey, and has lived in many different places. Until last month, he was registered to vote in Brooklyn. But Woolf says he considers Elizabethtown in Essex County home. Woolf spoke by phone with David Sommerstein from the grocery store he owns in Brooklyn.  Go to full article

A new face in the NY-21 race: Stephen Burke

A new candidate has jumped into the race for the 21st Congressional District seat. Stephen Burke, a current member of the Macomb Town Council and former Democratic Chairman for St. Lawrence County, says he's running.

Burke has run unsuccessfully for office repeatedly in the past, including a bid for president, for Lieutenant governor of New York, and for US Congress.  Go to full article
Democratic candidate for Congress Aaron Woolf. Photo: Martha Foley
Democratic candidate for Congress Aaron Woolf. Photo: Martha Foley

Democrat Aaron Woolf: media silence is not inaction

The elusive Democrat who's running for Bill Owens' seat is meeting privately with local leaders across the 21st Congressional District. Documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf met with Warren County Democrats in Lake George Wednesday night after visiting the St. Lawrence County chamber of commerce in Canton.

It's been more than three weeks since party leaders endorsed Woolf. Even though he's barely spoken with the media, Woolf says he's been busy.  Go to full article
Darrel Aubertine as NYS Commissioner of Agriculture in 2012. Photo: NYS
Darrel Aubertine as NYS Commissioner of Agriculture in 2012. Photo: NYS

Aubertine not running for Congress

One of the most prominent Democrats in the North Country confirmed yesterday he's not running for Bill Owens' seat in Congress. Longtime Assemblyman and State Senator Darrel Aubertine of Cape Vincent said in a press release he would remain in his current position as a special assistant in the state comptroller's office.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny at a campaign stop in 2010.  Photo: Mike Benjamin, WRVO
Matt Doheny at a campaign stop in 2010. Photo: Mike Benjamin, WRVO

Matt Doheny will make third try for NY-21 House seat

The race for New York's 21st House district has gotten more complicated: Republican Matt Doheny announced his bid for the North Country seat this morning.

It'll be the third try for Doheny, a 43-year-old businessman from Watertown. He is seeking the Republican, Independence and Conservative Party lines.  Go to full article

Green party voters may get primary race in NY-21

It's been just about a week since the Democratic Party announced documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf as its candidate for the 21st District congressional seat Bill Owens currently holds, but Woolf has yet to make a public appearance or return emails since then. A brief statement last week said an official campaign announcement would be made "in the coming days."

But there has been news among Greens in the 21st District. The Green Party is heading towards a rare primary as St. Lawrence County anti-cancer activist Donald Hassig and Glens Falls baker and businessman Matt Funicello have both said they're running as Green Party candidates.  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Dems pick doc filmmaker Aaron Woolf to seek NY-21 seat

Democratic leaders in the North Country have chosen a political newcomer to seek the House seat in the 21st congressional district.

County chairs from across the region met yesterday in Long Lake and chose Aaron Woolf, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who lives part of the year in Elizabethtown and also operates a grocery in Brooklyn.  Go to full article

Democrats seek candidate for NY-21

Democratic party leaders in the North Country say they'll wrap up interviews with potential candidates for the region's House seat the first week in February.

In a press release issued this morning, Washington County Chairman Sheila Comar said the group is expected to complete its selection process by mid-February.  Go to full article
Former Gouverneur mayor and Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava works now as Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government (Source:  NYSDOS)
Former Gouverneur mayor and Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava works now as Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government (Source: NYSDOS)

Scozzafava doesn't rule out NY21 House bid

Former North Country Assemblywoman and House candidate Dede Scozzafava says she's not ruling out another run for Congress, now that Democrat Bill Owens is stepping aside.

Scozzafava, who works now for the Cuomo administration's Department of State, spoke yesterday in Plattsburgh during an interview with Mountain Lake PBS.  Go to full article

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