ELIZABETHTOWN The race for the state’s 114th Assembly District heated up this week as G.O.P. candidate Dan Stec picked up another endorsement and Democrat Dennis Tarantino announced his candidacy for the post.
The Essex County Republican Supervisors made their second endorsement in as many weeks June 25, as they declared their support for Stec, who serves as Supervisor of the town of Queensbury and chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement because it is from supervisors — people that I have worked with,” Stec said.
Stec continued that he was pleased with this endorsement because many of the supervisors had also worked with current assemblywoman Teresa Sayward when she was a member of the Essex County board as Supervisor of Willsboro.
“They have really been welcoming and I really feel like they know that I will work with the people in Essex County and for them,” Stec said. “I think that the endorsement I received from Sayward has been a big part of that.”
Several supervisors said that they felt Stec was the top choice for the party as well as the Assembly district.
“As a standing supervisor, he understands the difficult issues which face local and county governments,” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi said. Politi serves as vice-chairman of the Essex County board. “He has always offered his knowledge and experience in a helpful way."
“Dan Stec will represent our district with integrity and has the extensive knowledge of the issues that communities within the Adirondacks face on a daily basis,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said.
"I have been an early supporter of Dan because he is a strong conservative Republican who I also respect as a good family man,” Joyce Morency of St. Armand added.
Tarantino to run for post
Dennis J. Tarantino, a Glens Falls attorney, launched his campaign for the 114th Assembly District Monday, June 25 at a press conference held in Glens Falls.