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Republican Dan Stec (left) and Democrat Kimberly Davis
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The two candidates running to replace retiring long-time state Senator Betty Little in New York’s 45th district debated at Mountain Lake PBS this week.

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New York’s 21st Congressional district is nearly 15,000 square miles and extends from Watertown to Plattsburgh and Syracuse to the Canadian border. With less than three weeks to the election, the two candidates vying for the seat are attending rallies and forums across the region, including recent events in Plattsburgh.

From left: Assemblymen Dan Stec and D. Billy Jones with Senator Betty Little at the North Country Chamber annual legislative breakfast
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The North Country Chamber recently held its annual Legislative Breakfast, bringing in the region’s New York state representatives in Albany to report on actions taken over the past year and forecasts for the region as this session continues.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was there.

At least four candidates are seeking to represent New York’s 45th State Senate District next year after Republican Betty Little retires.

Matt Simpson and Claudia Braymer
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Two candidates have launched campaigns for New York’s 114th Assembly District, which includes all of Warren and Essex Counties, and portions of Saratoga and Washington Counties.

114th District Assemblyman Dan Stec
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Assemblyman Dan Stec, who recently began campaigning for New York’s 45th district state Senate seat, is securing the support of Republican officials across the district.

Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson announces his campaign for the 114th Assembly district
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A candidate has entered the race for New York’s 114th  state Assembly seat after the incumbent announced he’s running for state Senate.

114th district Republican Assemblyman Dan Stec (file)
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The race for the 45th state New York Senate district seat is gearing up after Republican Betty Little’s announcement last week that she would retire. Republican Assemblyman Dan Stec on Wednesday announced that he’s running for the seat.

Assemblymen Jones (left) and Stec answer questions during legislative forum
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New York State Assemblyman Dan Stec of Queensbury will run for the state Senate in 2020. The Republican from the 114th district announced Wednesday that he will try to succeed retiring Republican Betty Little in the 45th district. Stec was first elected in 2012. Just after Stec jumped into the race to replace Little, Democratic Assemblyman D. Billy Jones of the 115th district announced he will not be a candidate for Senate.

From left: Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec at Chamber legislative breakfast
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At a pivotal time in state government, the North Country Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative Breakfast forum Friday morning to hear updates from the region’s representatives in Albany.

Assembly members at Chamber legislative breakfast
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The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce held its annual legislative breakfast this morning.  The overriding issue capturing businesses’ attention is the governor’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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At a public meeting hosted by EDC Warren County at Crandall Library in Glens Falls, State Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec, both Republicans, answered questions and offered their thoughts on what is included — and what is not included — in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, and other matters facing lawmakers this year.

While the discussion covered topics ranging from infrastructure to the SAFE Act, the majority of the conversation focused on education.

The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative breakfast forum Friday morning. It’s an opportunity for the community to meet and pose questions to their Senate and Assembly representatives in Albany.