Seven Democrats, two unaffiliated candidates and one seeking the Green Party nod are looking to unseat freshman New York Republican Congressman John Faso of the 19th District. 65-year-old Woodstock resident Dave Clegg, who has a law practice in Kingston, says he is a progressive Democrat running a grassroots campaign. This is the fifth of WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s interviews with the candidates.
Dave Clegg is one of seven Democratic candidates who want to run against Faso in what is considered a swing district in the national spotlight. Two other candidates are unaffiliated and another seeks the Green Party line. The primary is June 26th. WAMC is hosting a live debate among the seven Democratic candidates May 31 from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio in Albany. More information about the debate and interviews with the other candidates is at wamc.org.