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February 19, 2014

Tupper Lake mayor considers run for Congress


Her family has owned a home in Willsboro her whole life, and she spent part of her childhood there, she told the Press-Republican last August.

The family owns a wholesale plywood business in Guilderland near Albany, where she handles sales, marketing and management for the North Country region.

She did not respond to attempts by the P-R to reach her on Tuesday.

Woolf is an award-winning filmmaker who owns a grocery store in Brooklyn, specializing in locally sourced and organic foods.

He was selected by Democrats last week, but no reachable telephone number for Woolf has been provided by party leaders, and he has not responded to email requests for interviews.


Maroun, has been a Franklin County legislator for 28 years and mayor of Tupper Lake for the past three years.

He served 23 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves Defense Intelligence Agency, reaching the rank of commander.

He has worked for former State Assemblyman Glenn Harris and former State Sen. Ronald B. Stafford and currently is an aide to State Sen. Betty Little.

“I am sure she (Stefanik) is very smart, but how can she know the district? And the other guy (Woolf), nobody can get any answers about him,” Maroun said.

“I am a regular guy who wears dungarees, drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and is a volunteer fireman, and that is what this district is all about.”


A poll earlier this month reported by Politico showed that Republican Matt Doheny led Stefanik in name recognition by a count of 49 percent to 13 percent. Doheny, an investor from Watertown, lost close races to Owens in 2010 and 2012.

He also sought the Republican Party endorsement in the special election of 2009 but was passed over in favor of Assemblywoman Dierdre “Dede” Scozzafava in a controversial selection.

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