Stack said incumbent Peg Neri, a Democrat, did not receive the Conservative Party's endorsement because of her stance toward big-box retail development. Neri did not support a 50,000 square foot-size cap for retail buildings in New Scotland.
Daniel Mackay, a newcomer planning to run on the Democratic and Independence lines, did not seek the Conservative Party's endorsement and did not interview with them, but noted that LaGrange and Voss are the "sound planners' and deserve the Conservative endorsement.
"They're the two best candidates on that side of the ledger. It's entirely appropriate that Doug and Chuck run on the conservative line," Mackay said.
Mackay is a founding member of New Scotlanders for Sound Economic Development, an advocacy group that supports a 50,000 square-foot cap on retail buildings in the town of New Scotland.
He added that the Democratic Caucus will be a "very important event" and he is looking forward to it.
Attempts to contact Neri, LaGrange and Voss before press time were unsuccessful.""