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June 21, 2013

County Republicans tout candidates



Renadette said his 18 years on the Plattsburgh Town Council will help him on the legislature.

“This will be a seamless transition to this new and challenging position,” he said.

Renadette is expected to face Democrat Colin Read, a professor of economics at SUNY Plattsburgh and owner of Champlain Wine Company in downtown Plattsburgh, for the Area 4 seat.

Incumbent Democrat Sara Rowden is not running due to term limits.


Bernardi, executive director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, said he wants to be part of the continued success of the legislature.

“I have 25 years of experience in the human-services field, and I’ve always been able to bring people together to address issues and solve problems,” he said.

Bernardi will face Democrat Patty Waldron, owner of Koffee Kat in downtown Plattsburgh.

Incumbent Robert Butler is also leaving due to term limits.


In Area 8, Dame said the county has some of the best management in the state.

“But the economy is still struggling, and we have to be ever so vigilant in watching our tax dollars,” he said.

Dame is being challenged by Democrat Robert Dolan, a retired teacher.


Perry said his 37 years of experience of public service will serve him well on the legislature in Area 10.

“We must be creative in seeking outside sources of revenue rather than continuing to raise taxes,” he said.

Perry will be facing Democrat Robert Hall, a business owner and former city councilor.


Democratic Party Chairman Martin Mannix said he believes his slate of candidates has “outstanding credentials” and that there will be some good races.

“We have years of public service in both government and the private sector, and I think we are going to see some good, spirited races, and I think our people will stand that test,” he said.

Candidates must submit petitions with the required number of party members’ signatures in order to officially get on the November ballot.

The deadline for petitions is July 11.

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