A lot of Capital Region politicians are currently missing their hats because they've thrown them in to some ring or the other. That's what happens when a lot of incumbents decide not to run. The result: some very long slates for offices.
Something that might help you narrow the field: seeing the candidate for a race in person in one place. There are a bunch of chances this week (listed post jump). Bring a scorecard.
Tuesday: state Senate 44th (eastern Albany County, Troy, Rensselaer)
Incumbent Democrat Neil Breslin will debate primary challenger Shawn Morse at Sage College in Troy at 7 pm.
Wednesday: Albany County Democratic DA candidates, Democratic and Independence primary candidates in the 110th Assembly District (Colonie, Niskayuna, eastern city of Schenectady)
A double-office lineup organized by the League of Women Voters at the Wolf Road Holiday Inn at 7 pm.
+ Incumbent Albany County DA David Soares will meet Democratic primary challenger Lee Kindlon. (That should be... interesting.)
+ In the running for the 110th: Phil Steck, Joe Landry, Tim Nichols, Kevin Frazier (Democrats); Jennifer Whalen (Republican).
Wednesday: Democratic candidates for Assembly 108th (eastern city of Albany, Rensselaer, North Greenbush, southern city of Troy, Watervliet, Green Island, Cohoes), Assembly 109th (western city of Albany, Bethlehem, New Scotland, Guilderland), and Albany County District Attorney
At the main branch of the Albany Public Library, at 6:30 pm. Organized by the Council of Albany (NY) Neighborhood Associations.
+ The candidates for the 108th: Carolyn McLaughlin (Albany Common Council president) and John McDonald (Cohoes mayor).
+ David Soares says he won't be at this event because of the co-scheduling with the LWV event. [TU Local Politics]
Thursday: Assembly District 109 and Senate District 44
At Albany Law School's 1982 Building, 7 pm, organized by the League of Women Voters.
+ In the running for the 109th Assembly District: Frank Commisso Jr, Jim Coye, Patricia Fahy, Christopher Higgins, William McCarthy Jr, Margarita Perez (Democrats); Joseph Sullivan (Republican); Ted Danz (Independence).
+ And for state Senate 44th: Neil Breslin and Shawn Morse.
Thursday: Democratic candidates for Assembly 108th
At Albany Housing Authority, 200 S. Pearl Street, at 6 pm, organized by the Albany NAACP. [via TU Local Politics]
Again, for the 108th: Carolyn McLaughlin and John McDonald.
Thursday: Senate District 43rd (parts of Saratoga, Washington, Rensselaer, and Columbia counties)
Incumbent Republican Roy McDonald and Conservative Edward Gilbert will be at Saratoga's Maple Ave Middle School for a candidate forum organized by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County. Kathleen Marchione -- challenging McDonald for the Republican line -- has apparently declined to attend.
Monday (September 10): Democratic candidates for Assembly 109th
At the former Washington Ave YMCA in Albany, at 6 pm, organized by the Albany NAACP. [via TU Local Politics]
Again, Democrats in the running for the 109th: Frank Commisso Jr, Jim Coye, Patricia Fahy, Christopher Higgins, William McCarthy Jr, Margarita Perez.
Earlier on AOA: New legislative lines for the Capital Region
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