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From library funding to U.S. Senate, voters will decide Tuesday

2012-11-05T21:00:00Z From library funding to U.S. Senate, voters will decide TuesdayMAURY THOMPSON -- thompson@poststar.com Glens Falls Post-Star
November 05, 2012 9:00 pm  • 

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for president, U.S. Senate and in congressional and state legislative races.

Also on the ballot, depending on where you live, is a race for four state Supreme Court justice seats in the 4th Judicial District, and a handful of local races.

In Glens Falls , voters will decide whether to authorize selling two parcels of city-owned land in Queensbury.

Residents of Glens Falls , Moreau and Queensbury will vote on the Crandall Public Library budget.

In the U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is running for a full six-year term against Republican Wendy Long, a lawyer from Manhattan.

Gillibrand was appointed to the Senate in 2009, and won election in 2010 to the remaining two years in the unfilled term of former U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton.

In the greater Glens Falls region, U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, is running against Republican Matt Doheny, an investment fund manager from Watertown, and Green Party candidate Donald Hassig in the new 21st Congressional District, which includes Warren , Washington and northern Saratoga counties.

Regardless of who wins the election, congressional representation of the region will turn over because of congressional redistricting.

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, is running as the incumbent in a new district that stretches from Rensselaer County south in the Hudson Valley.

Elsewhere in the region, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, is running against Republican Bob Dieterich in the new 20th District, which includes Saratoga Springs and southern Saratoga County.

State legislative races in the area are as follows:

* Republican Dan Stec is running against Democrat Dennis Tarantino for the open seat in the new 114th Assembly District, which includes Warren, Essex and portions of northern Washington and northern Saratoga counties.

* Incumbent Republican Tony Jordan is running against Democrat Carrie Woerner in the new 113th Assembly District, which includes portions of Washington and Saratoga counties.

* Democrat Robin Andrews and Republican Kathy Marchione are running in the new 43rd Senate District, which includes portions of Washington and Saratoga counties. Incumbent Roy McDonald is on the Independence Party line, but he dropped out of the race after he lost the Republican primary.

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  1. noirjak
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    noirjak - November 06, 2012 7:40 pm
    The challengers professions are shown because we already know what the incumbants are doing.
  2. Bingo
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    Bingo - November 05, 2012 10:48 pm
    Kristen Gillibrand was also a lawyer from Manhattan.
  3. Bingo
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    Bingo - November 05, 2012 10:36 pm
    It's very interesting that you only chose to reveal the professions of the Republicans running for the Senate and the House.

    "a lawyer from Manhattan"
    'an investment fund manager from Watertown"

    Gee, I have no idea what you were going for by giving us this information.

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