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Stec backed by Essex Co. chiefs, Tarantino declares candidacy

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Essex County supervisors pose June 25 with G.O.P. state Assembly candidate Dan Stec (front, second from left) in front of the county Municipal Center — soon after they officially granted him their endorsement in the elections later this year.

Essex County supervisors pose June 25 with G.O.P. state Assembly candidate Dan Stec (front, second from left) in front of the county Municipal Center — soon after they officially granted him their endorsement in the elections later this year. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “I am not and I do not intend to become a career politician,” Tarantino said. “I maintain the Labor Ready motto of work today — paid today,” citing a slogan of a temporary job placement enterprise. “ I have been working every day in the private sector all my life. I want to take that work ethic to Albany to produce results for my constituents in all parts of this great district.”

A native of Washington County, Tarantino is a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Siena College and Albany Law School. Tarantino is presently the owner of Maple Abstract & Realty Corp. and the sole proprietor of the Kenneally & Tarantino law firm.

“I have been blessed to be part of the Glens Falls community,” Tarantino said. “At this point in my life, I want to give something back to the community that has given me so much. I intend to use my experience and my professional skills to bring jobs, to retain jobs, and to encourage the growth of small business.”

Tarantino said he intends to adopt a platform featuring cooperation with Governor Cuomo’s “New York is Open for Business” campaign, as well as boosting funding of distressed school districts, examining the status of unfunded mandates and creating an open dialogue with all stakeholders in the district, starting with elected officials, small and large business owners, and individuals frustrated with the bureaucracy of state government.

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