Amedore: Tkaczyk 'nice lady,' but vulnerable
May 15, 2014 6:51 am
Rotterdam resident and state Senate challenger George Amedore says incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT-chik) may be a nice lady, but she is not representing everyone in the 46th Senate District right now. In an interview with Ed Fertik on WGXC Wed., May 14, Republican Amedore said he is taking a second shot at the seat he lost by 18 votes in 2012 because he does not believe government should be allowed to take away the individual's sense of freedom and ability to thrive: PLAY (1:28). Citing her record, Amedore accused Tkaczyk of failing to act in a bi-partisan manner. He also said she proposed legislation that, in his opinion, would do more harm to the state's economy than good: PLAY (1:16). Amedore appeared to be referring to Tkaczyk's introduction of a law to ban the transportation of hydraulic fracturing waste products into New York from out-of-state operations. That bill died in committee last month. Amedore is a homebuilder by profession. He represented the 105th Assembly District from mid-2007 through 2012. The 46th Senate District stretches across all or parts of Greene, Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany and Ulster counties. The full Amedore interview can be found at wgxc.org/archives.