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May 31, 2011

Matt Doheny to run again


PLATTSBURGH — He attended the popular North Country Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in March, saying hello to many key area political figures.

"Yes, I am definitely interested, but we won't be announcing anything formal for many months," he said.


Seymour said one of the reasons he joined Doheny is that he shares many of the same values.

"We both are concerned about the direction of our country, because many of the leaders of today do not want to address the problems of tomorrow," he said.

"The Social Security trust fund is expected to be insolvent by time I turn 58. And Medicare costs continue to outpace taxpayers' ability to pay for it."

Owens said he will run again next year, but is not thinking about the campaign right now.

"We've got plenty to do here in Washington and in the district, and that's what we are focusing on right now," he said.


When asked for his reaction to Seymour being hired by Doheny, Owen said, "He was fair to me, and that's all you can ask for, and I wish him well."

As for talk of the 23rd District being drastically changed by redistricting, going from east to west to a more north-to-south direction, but Owens said he does not believe that will happen.

"No one I've talked to in either party indicated that the 23rd will get chopped up," he said.

"We need to add more people so it will get bigger, but won't be chopped up."

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