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Stec backed in Essex County, Tarantino makes it official

Dennis Tarantino officially started his campaign for the 114th assembly district seat June 25.

Dennis Tarantino officially started his campaign for the 114th assembly district seat June 25.

— The race for the 114th Assembly district got started this week as Dan Stec picked up another endorsement and Dennis Tarantino officially threw his hat in the ring.

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Essex County Republican Supervisors endorsed Dan Stec for the 114th assembly district June 25.

The Essex County Republican Supervisors made their second endorsement in as many weeks June 25, as they put their support behind Dan Stec for the 114th Assembly race.

“I am honored to receive this endorsement because it is from supervisors — people that I have worked with as a fellow supervisor and as a member of a board of supervisors,” Stec, the Queensbury supervisor and chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, said.

Stec said that he was also 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 for 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, and I have been working to get to all 18 of the towns before the election.”

Several supervisors said that they felt Stec was the top choice for the party as well as the district.

“As a standing supervisor, he understands the difficult issues which face local and County governments,” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi, vice-chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, said. “He has always offered his knowledge and experience in a helpful way. He will make a great representative for the people of Essex County."

“He 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.

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