Provided he is confirmed, which seems very likely, John McHugh’s elevation to Secretary of the Army means another special election fight here in the Adirodnack region. I railed here about the failure of local media to accurately report on our last Special Election, that for Kirstin Gillibrand’s 20th Congressional District seat. Outlets as varied as NCPR and the Glens Falls Post Star united in declaring from the beginning that there were only two candidates – not surprisingly they were those from the two major parties, two other candidates were all but ignored as irrelevant. During the 20th race local political writers and editors even blatantly defended their undemocratic actions on the grounds that they were the arbiters for all of us as to » Continue Reading.
This marathon political season is coming to a close, so I thought I would survey the local Adirondack political scene online. By the way, Friday is the last day to register to vote.
Thanks to outrageous gerrymandering, the Adirondacks is split into a number of districts:20th House – Kirsten Gillibrand (Blue Dog Dem) vs. Sandy Treadwell (Right Wing Repub)
23th House – John McHugh (Moderate Republican) vs. Mike Oot (Moderate Democrat)
24th House – Michael Arcuri (Conservative Dem) vs. Richard Hanna (Conservative Repub)
45th Senate – Betty Little (Conservative Republican) UNOPPOSED47th Senate – Joseph Griffo (Cons. R) vs. Michael » Continue Reading.
November 2007 Adirondack Region Election Races and Questions:
A nice overview of the regions elections from North Country Public Radio
Clinton, Essex, and Franklin county races and returns via the Plattsburgh Press Republican.
Washington, Warren, and Saratoga county returns via Capital News 9
St. Lawrence County Election Results via the Board of Elections.Polling Places:
Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Hamilton counties via GF Post Star.
Clinton, Franklin, and Essex County via Plattsburgh Press Republican.
Danger Democrat has picks for Jefferson County.
Adirondack Musing has the best details and links about today’s referendum:
Residents of Raquette Lake want to trade 12 acres of forest for 1 acre of state-owned “forever wild” land where they will build their badly needed » Continue Reading.