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All three Congress candidates to debate next week

114th Assembly hopefuls Stec and Tarantino will join Tuesday forum in Queensbury

September 20, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

QUEENSBURY - The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the first public debate between all three candidates in the race to represent New York's new 21st Congressional District.

The candidate forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Queensbury High School. Incumbent Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, Republican Matt Doheny, a Watertown businessman, and Green Party candidate Don Hassig are scheduled to participate, according to a press release issued by ARCC.

The event will also feature a forum with candidates running for New York's new 112th and 114th Assembly districts. Queensbury town Supervisor Dan Stec, a Republican, and Glens Falls lawyer Dennis Tarantino, a Democrat, are running for the 114th District, while incumbent Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, is locked in a re-election battle against Carrie Woerner, a Democrat from Round Lake.

ARCC said the forum will focus on several topics, including business, economic growth and development, and labor-related issues in the Adirondack region. The question-and-answer format will include pre-determined questions from ARCC as well as questions from the audience. Lawyer Matthew Fuller, of the Glens Falls-based law firm FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, will moderate.

The Assembly candidates will begin their forum at 7 p.m., followed by the congressional candidates. The event is open to the public, and voters are encouraged to attend.

The forum will be broadcast live on Mountain Lake PBS.

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