continued Scozzafava, who lost to Sayward in the Republican primary 10 years ago, said he isn’t necessary “on the fence,” but he does have to give another run some thought.
“I’ve been there, done that,” Scozzafava said. “I’m contemplating it. It’s a huge commitment. I certainly feel like I would be an effective Assemblyman.”
The Moriah supervisor said he would make up his mind after talking to his family and weighing the town and county issues before him. Like Douglas, his town was hit hard in 2011 by spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene, causing damage to much of the town infrastructure. Even so, Scozzafava’s not quite the “altar boy” in the minds of some Republicans, he said, after endorsing Democrats Andrew Cuomo for governor and Bill Owens for Congress.
Although he lost to Sayward in 2002, Scozzafava has nothing but kind words to say about her and the “approachable” style as Assemblywoman.
“Those are going to be big shoes to fill there,” he said.
(Assistant Managing Editor Andy Flynn contributed to this story.)