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Greene Dems endorse Yandik, Niccoli

Mar 25, 2016 6:15 am

The Daily Freeman is reporting Will Yandik has been endorsed by the Greene County Democratic Committee in his bid for the 19th Congressional District seat. Yandik is the deputy supervisor in the town of Livingston. He has also been endorsed by the Columbia County Democratic Committee. Yandik and former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout are expected to face off in a Democratic primary on June 28. Greene County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Doreen Davis said committee members cited Yandik's work in agriculture, his focus on the aging and his commitment to making progress in such areas as broadband Internet service as the basis for their endorsement. Yandik said in a prepared statement that he was honored to receive the committee's backing. “I’m running for this seat because this is my home, and we need a member of Congress who understands the issues that affect upstate New York.” A fourth-generation family farmer and journalist, Yandik also teaches biology at Columbia-Greene Community College and writes about senior and retirement issues for the AARP Bulletin. The committee also endorsed Palatine Town Supervisor Sara Niccoli in the 46th state Senate District race. Niccoli will face first-term incumbent George Amedore in the November general election. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.