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Assembly staffer Kevin Frazier announces his candidacy for the 110th Assembly District, which includes Niskayuna, Colonie and part of the city of Schenectady. Assembly staffer Kevin Frazier announces his candidacy for the 110th Assembly District, which includes Niskayuna, Colonie and part of the city of Schenectady. (Added March 23, 2012)

Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols announces his candidacy for the 110th Assembly District, which includes Colonie, Niskayuna and part of the city of Schenectady. Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols announces his candidacy for the 110th Assembly District, which includes Colonie, Niskayuna and part of the city of Schenectady. (Added April 3, 2012)

Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione announced her candidacy Wednesday for the Republican nomination in the 43rd state Senate District. Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione announced her candidacy Wednesday for the Republican nomination in the 43rd state Senate District. (Added April 4, 2012)

Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari announced today that he will not seek re-election in the fall. Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari announced today that he will not seek re-election in the fall. (Added April 10, 2012)

Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry announces his candidacy for Assembly on Sunday. Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry announces his candidacy for Assembly on Sunday. (Added June 3, 2012)

Round Lake village Trustee Carrie Woerner, a Democrat, declared her candidacy on Wednesday for the 113th Assembly District seat, where she will likely challenge incumbent Tony Jordan, R-Jackson. Round Lake village Trustee Carrie Woerner, a Democrat, declared her candidacy on Wednesday for the 113th Assembly District seat, where she will likely challenge incumbent Tony Jordan, R-Jackson. (Added June 6, 2012)

Assemblyman Bob Reilly, D-Colonie, talks about the future after his retirement from public service at the end of the year. Assemblyman Bob Reilly, D-Colonie, talks about the future after his retirement from public service at the end of the year. (Added Aug. 11, 2012)

Incumbent Roy McDonald and challenger Kathy Marchione hit the polls early Thursday as their contentious campaign for the Republican nomination in the 43rd state Senate District came to an end. Incumbent Roy McDonald and challenger Kathy Marchione hit the polls early Thursday as their contentious campaign for the Republican nomination in the 43rd state Senate District came to an end. (Added Sept. 13, 2012)

Election commissioners in Rensselaer County were busy Thursday counting absentee ballots in the hotly contested Republican primary in the 43rd state Senate District between incumbent Roy McDonald and Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione. Election commissioners in Rensselaer County were busy Thursday counting absentee ballots in the hotly contested Republican primary in the 43rd state Senate District between incumbent Roy McDonald and Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione. (Added Sept. 20, 2012)

Green Party presidential candidate visited Albany on Saturday and laid out an argument that both major political parties have failed the country, highlighting the bailouts for Wall Street. Green Party presidential candidate visited Albany on Saturday and laid out an argument that both major political parties have failed the country, highlighting the bailouts for Wall Street. (Added Oct. 13, 2012)

At a candidate forum on Thursday that was hosted by the League of Women Voters for Saratoga County, Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, squared off against Round Lake Trustee Carrie Woerner, a Democrat. The two are vying to represent the 113th Assembly District, which includes Saratoga and Washington Counties. At a candidate forum on Thursday that was hosted by the League of Women Voters for Saratoga County, Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, squared off against Round Lake Trustee Carrie Woerner, a Democrat. The two are vying to represent the 113th Assembly District, which includes Saratoga and Washington Counties. (Added Oct. 23, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and the Chamber of Commerce for Southern Saratoga County hosted a candidate forum for the 49th Senate District, which includes parts of Schenectady, Fulton and Saratoga counties. The forum featured incumbent Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, and Democratic challenger Madelyn Thorne. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and the Chamber of Commerce for Southern Saratoga County hosted a candidate forum for the 49th Senate District, which includes parts of Schenectady, Fulton and Saratoga counties. The forum featured incumbent Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, and Democratic challenger Madelyn Thorne. (Added Oct. 24, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and the Chamber of Commerce for Southern Saratoga County hosted a candidate forum for the 112th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Saratoga counties. The forum featured Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Democratic challenger Michele Draves. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and the Chamber of Commerce for Southern Saratoga County hosted a candidate forum for the 112th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Saratoga counties. The forum featured Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Democratic challenger Michele Draves. (Added Oct. 25, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 110th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. The forum featured Democratic candidate Phil Steck and Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who are vying to replace retiring incumbent Bob Reilly. In this clip, the two candidates talk about Medicaid and state education aid. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 110th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. The forum featured Democratic candidate Phil Steck and Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who are vying to replace retiring incumbent Bob Reilly. In this clip, the two candidates talk about Medicaid and state education aid. (Added Oct. 26, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 46th Senate District, which includes Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany Counties. These are the opening remarks from the two candidates, Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, and Delanson Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 46th Senate District, which includes Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany Counties. These are the opening remarks from the two candidates, Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, and Delanson Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. (Added Oct. 27, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 111th Assembly District, which includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany counties. These are the opening and closing remarks from Republican Thomas Quackenbush and Democrat Angelo Santabarbara. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 111th Assembly District, which includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany counties. These are the opening and closing remarks from Republican Thomas Quackenbush and Democrat Angelo Santabarbara. (Added Oct. 30, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and the Chamber of Commerce for Southern Saratoga County hosted a candidate forum for the 20th Congressional District, which includes parts of Schenectady, Saratoga, Albany, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. The forum featured U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and Glenville Republican Bob Dieterich.
The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and the Chamber of Commerce for Southern Saratoga County hosted a candidate forum for the 20th Congressional District, which includes parts of Schenectady, Saratoga, Albany, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. The forum featured U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and Glenville Republican Bob Dieterich. (Added Nov. 1, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 112th Assembly District, which includes parts of  Schenectady and Saratoga counties. Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Democrat Michele Draves discussed the state education aid formula, unfunded mandates and raising the minimum wage. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 112th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Saratoga counties. Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Democrat Michele Draves discussed the state education aid formula, unfunded mandates and raising the minimum wage. (Added Nov. 1, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 111th Assembly District, which includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany counties. Republican Thomas Quackenbush and Democrat Angelo Santabarbara discuss county run nursing homes and Medicaid. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 111th Assembly District, which includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany counties. Republican Thomas Quackenbush and Democrat Angelo Santabarbara discuss county run nursing homes and Medicaid. (Added Nov. 1, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 111th Assembly District, which includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany counties. Republican Thomas Quackenbush and Democrat Angelo Santabarbara discuss taxes and campaign finance reform. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 111th Assembly District, which includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady and Albany counties. Republican Thomas Quackenbush and Democrat Angelo Santabarbara discuss taxes and campaign finance reform. (Added Oct. 30, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 110th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. The forum featured Democratic candidate Phil Steck and Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who are vying to replace retiring incumbent Bob Reilly. In this clip, the two candidates talk about the scaffolding law and preventing discrimination. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 110th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. The forum featured Democratic candidate Phil Steck and Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who are vying to replace retiring incumbent Bob Reilly. In this clip, the two candidates talk about the scaffolding law and preventing discrimination. (Added Oct. 30, 2012)

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 110th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. The forum featured Democratic candidate Phil Steck and Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who are vying to replace retiring incumbent Bob Reilly. In this clip, the two candidates talked about raising the state's minimum wage. The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the American Association of University Women hosted a candidate forum for the 110th Assembly District, which includes parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. The forum featured Democratic candidate Phil Steck and Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who are vying to replace retiring incumbent Bob Reilly. In this clip, the two candidates talked about raising the state's minimum wage. (Added Oct. 30, 2012)

 

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