Local Congressional races: who's in, who's out

Updated July 2

Both local Congressional races are generating a lot of early activity. The 21st District, which is mostly Albany and Schenectady counties, is open (theoretically) on both sides because longtime incumbent Democrat Mike McNulty is retiring. And in the 20th District, a truly fantastic gerrymander that seems to cover half of eastern New York, Republicans are lining up to take on first-term incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand in what has historically been GOP territory.

So, a lot of people are thinking this might be their year. But worry not conscientious, obsessive voters -- we've put together a scorecard to help keep things organized:

21st Congressional District
Democrats
Tracey Brooks
former Hillary Clinton operative
IN campaign site
Phil Steck
partner in an Albany law firm
IN campaign site
Lester Freeman
City of Albany EOE coordinator
OUT campaign site
Darius Shahinfar
former aide to Kirsten Gillibrand
IN campaign site
Gary Mittleman
former CEO of Plug Power
OUT campaign site
Arthur Welser
real estate broker from Latham
IN
John Aretakis
attorney
IN
Craig Burridge
executive director of the Pharmacist Society of the State of New York
IN
Paul Tonko
head of NYSERDA, longtime state legislator
IN
Joseph Sullivan
retired state Senate staffer, Navy veteran
IN
Brian Stratton
mayor of Schenectady
OUT
Republicans
James Buhrmaster
Schenectady County legislator
IN
Steven Vasquez
tech entrepreneur
IN campaign site
Warren Redlich
lawyer in Albany, ran for seat last time
OUT
Chris Callaghan
former Saratoga County treasurer
OUT


20th Congressional District
Democrats
Kirsten Gillibrand
incumbent
IN campaign site
Republicans
Sandy Treadwell
former NYS Secretary of State
IN campaign site
Michael Rocque
retired US Army Lt. Colonel from Saratoga County
IN campaign site
John Wallace
real estate broker from Columbia County
IN campaign site


Sources: The Daily Gazette, Post-Star, TU, TU Local Politics, Troy Record, candidates' websites.

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