Dennis Tarantino officially started his campaign for the 114th assembly district seat June 25.
The race for the 114th Assembly district got started this week as Dan Stec picked up another endorsement and Dennis Tarantino officially threw his hat in the ring.
The Essex County Republican Supervisors made their second endorsement in as many weeks June 25, as they put their support behind Dan Stec for the 114th Assembly race.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement because it is from supervisors — people that I have worked with as a fellow supervisor and as a member of a board of supervisors,” Stec, the Queensbury supervisor and chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, said.
Stec said that he was also pleased with this endorsement because many of the supervisors had also worked with current Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward when she was a member of the Essex County Board as supervisor of Willsboro.
“They have really been welcoming, and I really feel like they know that I will work for the people in Essex County and for them,” Stec said. “I think that the endorsement I received from Sayward has been a big part of that, and I have been working to get to all 18 of the towns before the election.”
Several supervisors said that they felt Stec was the top choice for the party as well as the district.
“As a standing supervisor, he understands the difficult issues which face local and County governments,” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi, vice-chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, said. “He has always offered his knowledge and experience in a helpful way. He will make a great representative for the people of Essex County."
“He will represent our district with integrity and has the extensive knowledge of the issues that communities within the Adirondacks face on a daily basis,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said.
“I have been an early supporter of Dan because he is a strong Conservative Republican who I also respect as a good family man. He will take care of Essex County, and that makes us all happy,” Joyce Morency of St. Armand added.
Dennis J. Tarantino launched his campaign for the 114th Assembly District Monday, June 25 in Glens Falls.
“I am not and I do not intend to become a career politician,” Tarantino said. “I maintain the Labor Ready motto of work today, paid today. I have been working every day in the private sector all my life. I want to take that work ethic to Albany to produce results for my constituents in all parts of this great District.”
A native of Washington County, Tarantino is a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Siena College and Albany Law School. Tarantino is presently the owner of Maple Abstract and Reality Corporation and the sole proprietor of Kenneally and Tarantino.
“I have been blessed to be part of the Glens Falls community,” Tarantino said. “At this point in my life, I want to give something back to the community that has given me so much. I intend to use my experience and my professional skills to bring jobs, to retain jobs, and to encourage the growth of small business.”
Tarantino intends to set forth a platform involving cooperation with Gov. Cuomo’s “New York is Open for Business” plan, improving the funding of distressed school districts, examining the status of unfunded mandates as currently being reviewed by the Cuomo Administration and creating an open dialogue with all special interests in the District starting with elected officials, small and large business owners, and individuals frustrated with the bureaucracy of state government.