Aaron Woolf

Woolf Passes On 2016

Jun 30, 2015

Democrat Aaron Woolf challenged Republican Elise Stefanik in November’s race for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat. It was a three-way race to fill the seat of retiring Democrat Bill Owens. A first-time candidate, Woolf lost by 20 points and Stefanik became the youngest woman elected to the U.S. House.  In an e-mail blast to supporters this morning, Woolf announced he will not run again in 2016.  But he tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he will stay involved and is leaving the door open for a possible future campaign.

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Republican Elise Stefanik beat out two opponents in the race for New York’s 21st District, to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. 

The first general election debate including all three candidates in New York's 21st Congressional District was held Wednesday night and cablecast statewide. 

Democrat Aaron Woolf, a filmmaker from Elizabethtown; Republican Elise Stefanik, vice president of her family’s plywood company and former White House policy advisor,  and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello, a breadmaker and political activist from Glens Falls, all are vying for Congressman Bill Owens' seat in the North Country after Owens retires.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
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Northern New York GOP Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik is scheduled to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly address this week. The address comes after recent polling showing Stefanik maintains her lead over her challengers in 21st District.

Stefanik’s campaign announced Thursday the candidate who aims to become the youngest woman elected to Congress will highlight “North Country values” in the weekly GOP radio address.

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Northern York Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf, a Democrat, today called on his Republican challenger, Elise Stefanik, to fully support raising the minimum wage and to raise taxes on the wealthy — defining issues in the race for the open seat.

In his Glens Falls campaign office, 21st District Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf again called upon Republican challenger Elise Stefanik to come out fully in support of raising the minimum wage.

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner visited Glens Falls yesterday to attend a fundraiser for the Republican candidate in the race for northern New York’s 21st Congressional District. While one of the nation’s most prominent Republicans did not meet with the general public or media, some protesters hoped to catch his attention.

    The race for the 21st Congressional district of New York is considered a tossup.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he has stark differences with his opponents.

    The North Country is choosing a new Congressional representative now that Bill Owens is retiring.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is confident he will win.

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Democrats gathered in Glens Falls Tuesday, where Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf discussed his platform on protecting women’s rights, healthcare, and Social Security.

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    The race for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat is heating up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks Aaron Woolf is the right choice for the district.


Political newcomer Elise Stefanik has won the battle for the Republican Party's slot on the November ballot in New York's 21st Congressional district, a key step in the race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens in the massive district.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

21st District Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf joins Congressman Paul Tonko and other local leaders this afternoon on a business tour of Johnstown and Gloversville.

The two will meet small business owners to discuss job growth. During the tour, Tonko is expected to officially endorse Woolf for Congress.  "He has a very earnest interest in how we can develop the policy that best promotes the growth of small business, which is the economic recovery engine of our area," said Tonko.

Aaron Woolf

Democratic chairs in the 12-county 21st Congressional district have announced their endorsement of a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring New York Congressman Bill Owens. They’ve selected an individual with no political background.

Aaron Woolf

The Democratic chairs from the 12 counties of the 21st Congressional District have endorsed a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Bill Owens.