The acting chairman of the Essex County Conservative Party has endorsed Dan Stec for Assembly.
William McGahay said in a press release Monday that as the Essex County Conservative Party begins to "formally organize" by enrolling more members, "it is important to set an example by supporting candidates who represent the core beliefs of the Conservative Party."
Stec, the Republican town supervisor of Queensbury and chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, is running for the new 114th Assembly District, which is currently the 113th and represented by Republican Teresa Sayward. Sayward announced in March she will step down at year's end to spend more to with her family.
Sayward has endorsed Stec.
McGahay said Stec is a proven fiscal conservative who "knows how to manage government finances and operations at the local and county level in a prudent and efficient manner.
"As a former Navy lieutenant, he understands the sacrifices our servicemen make to protect our country and our freedom," McGahay said. "And most importantly, as a family man, he will devote himself to promoting our region as a place to work, raise a family and start a business."
Stec said he was honored to get McGahay's backing.
Stec has been endorsed by the state Independence Party, as well as four county Republican committees in the district. Two other Republicans - Thurman town Supervisor Evelyn Wood and former Glens Falls Mayor Robert Regan - are also running.