NY's new 46th Senate District: Three Democrats Vying For Party Line

Sep 10, 2012

Three Democrats are vying for the party’s line in New York's new 46th Senate District — The winner of that race will face Republican state Assemblyman George Amedore in the November election. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Some observers take the position that the new 46th, spanning Ulster, Greene, Albany, Schenectady and Montgomery counties was custom-made for Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. Amedore could not be reached for comment, but Democratic hopeful Monica Arias Miranda stepped in to pinch-hit.

With no polls to indicate which, if any, candidate might be leading the pack going into Thursday's primary, Miranda believes the biggest issue now should be promoting accountability within state government, which she promises to address if elected.

In June, a major newspaper suggested Democrats were lining up behind candidate Cecilia Tkaczyk, vice-president of the Duanesburg School Board: Tkaczyk  describes herself as a "mom and a farmer".

Tkaczyk's campaign has taken a "grass roots" track, while scoring some high-level endorsements, led by Senator Liz Krueger's "No Bad Apples" PAC.

Coeymans Town Board Member Tom Dolan is passionate about "Green Jobs and Green Power" - his ideas include  economic development, shoring up the infrastructure, and preventing hydraulic fracturing.