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November 4, 2012

114th Assembly race: Stec vs. Tarantino

With no incumbent, new district seat for the taking


“I will closely analyze the 12 or so areas in New York that require mandate relief, starting with Medicaid, which should ultimately be assumed by the federal and/or the state government with no burden upon local taxpayers.

“I will ensure, however, that all Medicaid recipients, both young and old, are not negatively impacted by any change in the Medicaid delivery system.

“I will work with the Mandate Relief Councils and will propose legislation, where appropriate, to enact mandate relief and will partner with county leaders to maintain and bolster the quality of life for all New York state residents.

“I will oppose any future state unfunded mandates which drain local tax dollars from providing the local services that are most needed by our towns and villages.”

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DANIEL G. STEC Party: Republican, Conservative and Independence. Age: 43. Education: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I, master's degree in business administration; Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando, Fla.; Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa; Clarkson University, bachelor of science in chemical engineering. Occupation: Town of Queensbury supervisor and chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Previous government experience: Member, Warren County Board of Supervisors; vice chairman, Warren County Board of Supervisors; chairman of the Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks; councilman, Town of Queensbury; and member Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Queensbury. Civic organizations: Member of the Capital Region Economic Development Council; chairman, Warren County Local Development Corp. Board of Directors; member, Warren County Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors. Military service: U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1990-1998, served in Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. Family: Wife, Hilary; son, Peter, 7. DENNIS J. TARANTINO Party: Democrat, Working Families. Age: 63. Education: St. Mary's Academy, Siena College and Albany Law School. Occupation: Attorney and businessman; owner of Maple Abstract and Reality Corp., and the sole proprietor of law firm Kenneally and Tarantino of Glens Falls. Previous government experience: Former town attorney for Moreau; and City of Glens Falls special counsel. Civic organizations: Warren County Bar Foundation. Family: Children: Lisa, 44; Jessica, 38; and Nicholas, 28.

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