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Queensbury town supervisor Dan Stec during a visit to Keene this week (Source: NYS Governor's office)
Queensbury town supervisor Dan Stec during a visit to Keene this week (Source: NYS Governor's office)

Queensbury supervisor Stec makes case for 114th Assembly seat

The race to fill Teresa Sayward's Assembly seat has narrowed to just two candidates, former Glens Falls Mayor Robert Regan and Queensbury supervisor Dan Stec, both Republicans.

Stec has taken an early lead in the contest for the 114th District, building a strong list of endorsements, including the nod from Sayward and from most Republican and Conservative Party leaders.

Stec spoke this week with Brian Mann about the challenges he will face if elected, representing a district that now stretches from Glens Falls to Saranac Lake. Stec says his experience in local
government gives him a head-start on understanding the issues.

Editor's Note: In the days ahead, we will speak with the other Republican candidate in the race,
former Glens Falls Mayor Robert Regan. So far, Democrats haven't found a candidate to run for the seat.  Go to full article

NY-23 House race could once again be shaped by national politics

The 23rd district House seat that covers much of the North Country is expected to see one of the hottest election fights in the country this year.

In recent years, Republicans, Conservatives, and tea party activists have been bitterly divided in the region. That allowed Democrat Bill Owens to eke out two election victories in a region long considered a Republican stronghold.

This week, we'll be talking about the race, listening to the candidates, and talking to young people about this year's election. Brian Mann spoke with Martha Foley about some of the big issues and political trends that could shape the race.  Go to full article
Common Cause NY's Susan Lerner (at right) has been talking up a new set of political boundaries for the Empire state (Photo:  Common Cause NY)
Common Cause NY's Susan Lerner (at right) has been talking up a new set of political boundaries for the Empire state (Photo: Common Cause NY)

Reform group wants big shake up for North Country political map

An influential government reform group has drawn up new maps for political boundaries in New York state that would have dramatic impacts here in the North Country.

Common Cause of New York says its redistricting plan would be fairer and more logical than the maps drawn up in the past by politicians. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Sen. Little's district could be shaped heavily by inmate court fight
Sen. Little's district could be shaped heavily by inmate court fight

Judge to decide how inmates will shape North Country districts

Attorneys were in court this week in Albany, arguing a case that could dramatically reshape the way North Country legislative districts are redrawn. A new state law requires that inmates be counted in their home communities -- the places they last lived before being sent to prison.

But that would shift a lot of people back to downstate Democratic districts, stripping population from districts held by North Country lawmakers like Betty Little from Queensbury and Patty Ritchie from St. Lawrence County. Republicans are hoping to overturn the law and as Brian Mann reports, the case could be settled in the next two months.  Go to full article

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