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Sara Idleman Discusses Her Decision To Run For Congress

Sara Idleman
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Sara Idleman

Another Democrat recently entered New York’s 21st Congressional district race.  Sara Idleman, who has been Town of Greenwich supervisor for nine years, officially announced her candidacy on January 6th.  She says she has always been interested in government and had a powerful reaction to last year’s election.
“I want our constituents in NY21 to have a voice in Washington and we haven’t had that and we’re not getting it now.  And I really think with my experience as a supervisor and being elected five different times I think that I have learned how to carry those voices of the constituents back to the governing that I do and I think I’m well poised to move forward. I have a lot of experience governing and I’d like to take it to another level.”  

During a visit to Plattsburgh in August, second-term Republican Elise Stefanik said regardless of the number of challengers she is focused on her job and delivering results to the district.  “I feel confident but I’m going to focus on doing my job because that’s why they voted for me because they know I’m energetic, I’m hard working and I’m common sense and independent-minded and an effective voice for this district in Washington.”

The other candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in the 21st House district are Emily Martz of Saranac Lake, Don Boyajian of Saratoga County, Ronald Kim of Queensbury and Saratoga Springs, Tedra Cobb of Potsdam, Katie Wilson of Keene, Patrick Nelson of Stillwater and Tanya Boone from Granville. Republican Russell Finley of Lisbon in St. Lawrence County is also running.

You can hear more from the candidates at wamc.org.

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