Willsboro The man who helped send then Willsboro Supervisor Teresa Sayward to Albany is now hoping he can do the same with Queensbury’s Dan Stec.
Win Belanger, who led the Sayward Assembly campaign in 2002, is stepping back into the world of campaigning as the Willsboro resident is now working with Stec, who also chairs the Warren County Board of Supervisors.
The current field
Four candidates have officially thrown their hat into the race for the 113th Assembly District in New York State following the announced retirement of Willsboro’s Teresa Sayward, while several others are still contemplating runs. Here is a list of who is in as of press time:
Doug Hoffman: The Republican accountant from Lake Placid announced he is seeking endorsements to run for Assembly, stating that he will commit to the race if he received the proper endorsements. Hoffman has also entertained the idea of again running for Congress.
Bob Regan: The Republican and former Glens Falls Mayor has been an attorney with the state Legislature for seven years and has served as a deputy commissioner with Empire State Development.
Dan Stec: Perhaps the first candidate officially in the race, the Republican Queensbury Supervisor is the current chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Stec said that he was interested in the position 10 years ago, but wanted to gain more experience which he now believes will be to his benefit.
Evelyn Wood: The Republican Thurman supervisor is the most inexperienced member of the field, having served 15 months as the supervisor of Thurman. She cited two personal characteristics that would be put to use if she were elected to the post — working long hours in tackling tough issues and the ability to see both sides of an issue.
“I have known Dan and his family for 10 years,” Belanger said. “We met when I was Teresa’s campaign manager and Dan ran against her in the endorsement process. He is the conservative Republican that has all the family values, knowledge of our local and state issue with the experience we need.”