Michael Godlewski, Schenectady County assistant attorney, will run for the 112th Assembly District, the seat that will be vacated by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.
Godlewski is the first Democrat to enter the race, and will formally announce his candidacy on Sunday at the Scotia Library, according to a press release. Godlewski is running on a platform that focuses on families.
The platform includes creating well-paying jobs in the district, reducing property taxes by 50 percent, improving access to education, strengthening penalties for child abuse and neglect and expanding access to home healthcare for seniors.
A Glenville resident, Godlewski oversees the prosecution of child abuse and neglect for the county, the press release said.
The 112th district includes Glenville in Schenectady County and the Saratoga County towns of Halfmoon, Clifton Park, Ballston, Charlton, Galway, Milton, Providence and Greenfield. The seat is open because Tedisco is running to replace Hugh Farley in the New York State Senate. Farley is not seeking re-election, ending his 40-year career in the Senate.
The open seat drew significant interest from Republican candidates, and the Saratoga County Republican Committee last week endorsed Mary Beth Walsh for the race. Jim Fischer, of Ballston, also received significant support at the committee meeting, and is Walsh’s main challenger on the Republican side.
The district has about 35,000 registered Republicans and 23,000 registered Democrats
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