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Owens won’t run for House again

Congressman to retire, adding to Democratic concerns

Rep. Bill Owens visited and talked to locals about unfilled jobs and economic development in the area in April. Here he listens to Gail B. Breen, executive director of the Workforce Development Board Inc. at the Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Workforce Solutions Center on S. Main St., Gloversville.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Rep. Bill Owens visited and talked to locals about unfilled jobs and economic development in the area in April. Here he listens to Gail B. Breen, executive director of the Workforce Development Board Inc. at the Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Workforce Solutions Center on S. Main St., Gloversville.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Owens will not seek another term in office this fall, leaving the Democrats short another incumbent candidate in their dwindling hopes to wrest control of the House from the Republican Party. The Plattsburgh attorney and retired Air Force captain made the sudden announcement Tuesday, about eight months after filing his statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission. Owens cited his desire to “undertake new endeavors” and spend more time with family ...


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