Rensselaer, NY, Aug 15, 2011 — State Senator Patty Ritchie is looking to find out what her constituents think about the suggestion Governor Andrew Cuomo made last week, that New York should take a look at non-Native casino gambling. And she's doing it via an online poll on her website. Go to full article
Ritchie will bring along her longtime assistant, Pat McMurray, to Albany.
Canton, NY, Dec 23, 2010 — State lawmakers face a daunting slate of challenges in next year's session, including a $10 billion deficit, soaring taxes, and a seemingly intractable environment of discord and partisan bickering. It's into this dysfunctional world that the North Country's newest State Senator is preparing to go. Republican Patty Ritchie is leaving St. Lawrence County government today for the first time since she started work at the local DMV office almost 25 years ago. Ritchie's been county clerk for 11 years. Her successes in that position were the foundation of a winning campaign to unseat Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine. David Sommerstein stopped by Ritchie's office to talk politics, issues, and what she's leaving behind. He has this profile. Go to full article