Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We would like to introduce our newest feature:  the Warren-Washington County YouTube Channel, Tricounty Democrats!  We will be posting videos of our great candidates.  Here are two of Dennis Tarantino, Assembly candidate for the 114th District, and John Silvestri, candidate for New York State Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District.

Coming shortly, Congressman Bill Owens, Carrier Woerner, candidate for Assembly, 113th District, more of our Judicial candidates and Robin Andrews, New York State Senate, 43rd District.

First, Dennis Tarantino!   Den talked about growing up in Washington County and how he will serve all seven towns in his district.

John Silvestri spoke about the need for good judges and the importance of electing all four Democratic candidates:  Jeff Wait, Christine Clark, Mark  Blanchfield and himself,  and his plan to create a veteran's court for troubled vets who fall afoul of the law

Monday, July 23, 2012

An unusually large contingent of Democratic candidates for office joined a big crowd Sunday, July 22 at the annual Washington County Democratic Picnic at the Idle Hour Club on Rogers Island in Fort Edward, New York.

Leading the contingent of 2012 candidates was the area's new Democratic Congressman, Bill Owens, who was introduced by New York State Controller Tom DiNapoli.

Thomas DiNapoli speaks to area Democrats

Washington County Chair and State Executive Committee Chair Sheila Comar welcomes picnickers and candidates.

From left to right:  Assembly Candidates Carrie Woerner and Den Tarantino, Supreme Court Candidate  John Silvestri, Rep. Bill Owens, Supreme Court Candidate Mark Blanchfield.

From left to right:  Controller Tom DiNapolo, staffer and former Saratoga Springs City Chair Shawn Thompson, Assembly Candidate Dennis Tarantino and Warren County Chair Lynne Boecher.

Supreme Court Candidate Christine Clark talks with Assembly Candidate Den Tarantino.

Supreme Court Candidates John Silvestri and Mark Blanchfield discuss this year's race.

Washington County now has three Assembly Districts.  Carrie Woerner (above, with supporter) represents the 113th District while Tarantino represents the 114th.

The weather was perfect for a picnic!

Warren County Chair Lynne Boecher (center) talks with Governor Cuomo representative Mark Streb (left).

There was live music throughout the afternoon.

Judge Christine Clark talks with Mark Streb.

Judge Mark Blanchfield talks with former Glens Falls Councilman-At-Large Dick Dudley as former Glens Falls Councilmember and City Chair Margaret Farrell listens.  

Lynne Boecher shows Sheila Comar her great collection of buttons.

Den Tarantino tells a story.  

John Silvestri (right) talks with Queensbury Councilmember John Strough and Chris Strough.

Den Tarantino and Tom DiNapoli.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The site of the former Jolly John's Fish Fry was the site of a gala opening Saturday as Congressman Bill Owens opened the new Glens Falls Democratic Headquarters.  A large crowd of about 75 people came downtown across from the Ridge Street Firehouse to hear Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond introduce Rep. Owens, who then spoke, answered questions and met area residents.

Owens is running for his third term in office, but is new to the Glens Falls area, which is now part of the new 21st Congressional District created after the last census.

Owens also thanked and greeted Mary Kemnitzer, who with her husband John "Jolly" Kemnitzer operated Jolly John's Fish Fry on the site for over forty years.  John Kemnitzer was a much beloved figure in Glens Falls and Warren County politics for several decades, as a Democratic Committeeman, Glens Falls Fifth Ward City Councilman, and member of numerous city boards.  From behind the counter at the Fish Fry Jolly John often talked politics for hours with visitors, and acted as an adviser and mentor to several generations of Glens Falls Democrats.   

The large crowd demonstrated that Democrats across the Warren, Washington and Saratoga Tri-County Area are on the rise!

Photo Credits:  top two, Dick Dudley, bottom, Owens campaign.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Senator Neil Breslin has endorsed Dennis Tarantino for New York State Assembly, 114th District.    According to Sen.  Breslin, "This seat belongs to the people of the district and not to any particular individual or organization.”  and “I know from your background as a professional and a businessman in the private sector,  that you have the skills and tools to accomplish great things in Albany…."

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Senator Breslin added, 

"I look forward to you joining the team in Albany, where we will work together to bring jobs to our communities, prosperity to our families, and assistance to our small businesses.  I wholeheartedly endorse your candidacy…”