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Stec wins over opposition

Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec tells the 100-plus members of the Warren County Republican Committee Thursday March 22 about how he'd fight unfunded state mandates, work to cut government excesses and advocate for Adirondackers' interests if elected to the state Assembly. Minutes after Doug Hoffman surprised the gathering with his announcement of withdrawal, the county committee voted to endorse Stec — with at least 67 percent of the ballots cast in his favor.

Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec tells the 100-plus members of the Warren County Republican Committee Thursday March 22 about how he'd fight unfunded state mandates, work to cut government excesses and advocate for Adirondackers' interests if elected to the state Assembly. Minutes after Doug Hoffman surprised the gathering with his announcement of withdrawal, the county committee voted to endorse Stec — with at least 67 percent of the ballots cast in his favor. Photo by Thom Randall.

On Tuesday, Robert Regan dropped out of the race to represent New York State’s 114 Assembly District in Albany. Regan endorsed Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec, clearing the field for Stec, who is now unchallenged for the Republican Party’s nod.

Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman and Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood had previously dropped out of the race to replace retiring Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.

"I am here today to endorse Dan,” said Wood, joining Regan and Stec at a press conference in Glens Falls. “Dan's got the experience and his personality will serve him well in this position."

“He’s easy to get ahold of,” Wood told Denton Publications. “He does listen. I find him fairly attentive. He’s the chairman of the (Warren County) board (of Supervisors): I’m sure there’s more than one town that wants to speak to him at a time. I’m sure he does his best to balance that out.

“I think Dan’s very willing to get out and meet people,” Wood added. “Dan’s very personable. He’ll spend time talking to anybody he meets, getting to know them a little bit. It certainly is an asset to be able to do that. That will be an asset in Albany.”

Regan, the former mayor of Glens Falls, called Stec “a good leader, a hard worker,” who will “represent us well.”

“I strongly endorse Dan Stec for the State Assembly,” Regan said. “I've had a good relationship with Dan.”

Stec has also been endorsed by outgoing Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.

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