Independence Party endorses Amedore (UPDATED)
In the 46th state Senate District, the state Independence Party has thrown its support behind Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam.
In a press release issued today, party Chairman Frank MacKay characterized Amedore as "a true independent not through words but rather through his actions."
“His bi-partisan efforts have bridged the political divide that has resulted in job creation, ethics reform and property tax caps. George is an independent thinker who serves the best interest of his constituents not special interests," he said.
The new 46th Senate District includes all or part of Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany, Greene and Ulster counties.
In response to the endorsement, Amedore said he was "honored and extremely appreciative of the support."
"With the great principles that were instilled into me from my parents starting at an early age, I will work long and hard to gain the trust and confidence of the many great people who reside in the five-county area," he said in a statement. "It is time to face the issues so critically important to all New Yorkers such as building a stronger economy and getting people back to work so that they can support their loved ones. I pledge to do all I can to earn their respect and ultimately their vote in November. "
Amedore is the only Republican running for this new seat. The Democrats vying for their party's nomination are Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education President Cecilia Tkaczyk, Coeymans town Councilman Thomas Dolan and Hispanic Coalition NY President Monica M. Arias Miranda.
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The full endorsement can be seen below: