Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Nelson said he will still participate in the candidate forum at SUNY Adirondack on Thursday evening, even as he is “personally still processing the situation” of his father’s arrest earlier in the day.
“I will be attending the forum tonight, and continuing to advocate on the issues that are important to the people of the North Country,” he said in a telephone interview.
Stillwater Mayor Ricky W. Nelson, father of Patrick, was arrested on child pornography charges, according to a Post-Star report.
“These allegation come as a shock to all of us,” said Patrick Nelson, the son. “We (he and campaign team) don’t have any additional information at the time that is not availble to the public, and our campaign is continuing to focuss on the issues affecting the people of the North Country.”
Click here to read details about the forum at SUNY Adirondack on Thursday.