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February 13, 2014

Duprey will run again

PLATTSBURGH — Assemblywoman Janet Duprey will seek another term this year.

“The North Country is a wonderful place to live and work, with many positive actions taking place,” Duprey, 68, said in a statement Wednesday.

“I have devoted considerable time and energy to develop valuable bipartisan relationships with elected officials and people of all political parties in Albany and across the North Country.

“The spirit of cooperation throughout the district’s counties, towns, villages, school districts and business community is critical as we move forward to maintain our outstanding quality of life and improve our economic development.”

LONGTIME ELECTED OFFICIAL

A Republican from Peru, Duprey was elected to the Assembly in 2006 after serving more than 20 years as Clinton County treasurer.

She defeated Democrat Andrew Brockway of Plattsburgh in that election and was re-elected to two-year terms in 2008, 2010 and in 2012.

In 2008, she ran uncontested, and in 2010 she defeated Democrat Rudy Johnson of Malone after fending off David Kimmel of Plattsburgh in a Republican primary.

In 2012, she beat Conservative Party candidate Karen Bisso and Democrat Timothy Carpenter, both of Plattsburgh.

The 115th District she serves covers all of Clinton and Franklin counties and four towns in St. Lawrence County.

MORE TO DO

Duprey said she is seeking another term because there is more work ahead.

“While we still have more to do, unemployment is down throughout the district, and most businesses are reporting increased profits in recent months,” she said.

“We have seen a surge of funding for various projects and organizations which benefit all areas of the North Country.

“Without a doubt, a great deal of credit is extended to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council for receiving top awards in the amount of $275 million for 222 projects during the three years of this state program. The mix of private and public financing of many ventures is clearly a benefit across our region.”

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