Two Congressional elections locally this month
Lorna Cherot Littleway in the Columbia Paper previews the August 19th Congressional District elections. There is one contest for all voters, and another for just Democrats. Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Democrat Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan are running for fill the final weeks of Democrat Antonio Delgado's term, as he abandoned the post to become lieutenant governor. The other election is a primary vote for the new 19th Congressional District that goes into effect in January and does not include Dutchess County but does extend the district west to include Broome and Tioga counties. Democrat Jamie Cheney is running against Democrat Josh Riley in the primary election. In both elections, voting begins Aug. 13 and ends Aug. 23. In Columbia County, voting from Aug. 13 to Aug. 21 is only at the county office building at 401 State Street, Hudson and the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building in Valatie. In Greene County, voting Aug. 13-21 takes place only at the Greene County Office Building in Catskill. Read more about this story in the Columbia Paper.