Chase wants to take on Tague in Assembly election
The Daily Star reports that Nicholas Chase, a substitute teacher in Delaware County, announced March 10 his candidacy for state Assembly representing the Democratic Party in the newly drawn 102nd district, composed of Greene and Schoharie Counties, as well as parts of Albany, Delaware, Otsego, and Ulster Counties. Republican Chris Tague from Schoharie currently holds the seat. Chase is running as a Democrat. “I was raised on a small farm in Delaware County. When the pandemic hit, I found employment in a field that needed employees badly, education," Chase said. "My employment there has inspired me to run for this office. As a state, we have a lot to fight for. I’m running because I’d like to ensure that life in Central (New York) works for my students, post-high school.” As a teacher, he used his campaign announcement to talk about children. First and foremost, we want to navigate our state out of this pandemic, and rectify the educational, societal, and economic impacts it has unleashed on us. We want our children to have access to broadband internet to bolster the quality of their education. We want our farm kids to be able to inherit their farms, work hard to put food on our table, and make a comfortable profit while doing so. We want our children to grow up knowing that they can go to the doctor without fear of how they’re going to pay for it. Most importantly, we want our children to see people with morals and compassion leading the way to a better future for all of us. We all want the same thing, a better place for all of us to live and raise our families, let’s put our differences aside and work for it,” he said. Read more about this story at The Daily Star.