special election

Jake Ashby, Rensselaer County Legislator
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Voters head to the polls April 24th for special elections to fill 11 vacant seats in the New York state Legislature — including the 107th district Assembly seat formerly held by Republican Steve McLaughlin, who became Rensselaer County Executive. Two Rensselaer County legislators, Republican Jake Ashby and Democrat Cindy Doran, are vying for the seat. In the second of a two-part series, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief speaks with Jake Ashby.

 In this photo dated March 2018, Cindy Doran stands near the St. Gobain plant on the river in Hoosick Falls, site of the PFOA contamination.
Cindy Doran for Assembly

Voters head to the polls April 24th for special elections to fill 11 vacant seats in the New York state Legislature — including the 107th district Assembly seat formerly held by Republican Steve McLaughlin, who became Rensselaer County Executive. Two Rensselaer County legislators, Republican Jake Ashby and Democrat Cindy Doran, are vying for the seat. In the first of a two-part series, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief speaks with Cindy Doran.

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