Republican Rotterdam town board member, Gerard Parisi, was selected over incumbent George Amedore to run for the 105th Assembly District this November.
Parisi, who was formerly the Town Attorney for the Town of Rotterdam and is currently the lone Republican on the board, was picked over Amdedore for his fiscally conservative ideas and credentials that includes experience as a CPA and a practicing attorney,according to a release, the town GOP said that his professional experience in these areas were \key ingredients that could help deal with the state's financial problems.
"I am overwhelmed right now by the incredible showing of support from the committee and I am honored to be selected by them to represent the taxpayers in the Assembly," said Parisi in a release. "As a result of hearing their voice, I am very likely to proceed with this challenge."
Rotterdam Republican committeewoman Mary Barrie said Parisi is an intelligent and well spoken individual willing to stand against the crowd.
"The residents of Rotterdam are finally getting to see Gerard the way we have known him for years. He is an intelligent, well-spoken professional who is not afraid to stand up for principles and against the crowd," said Barrie in a statement. "That is exactly what we need in Albany right now"
Schenectady County Legislature Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, may also run for the 105th Assembly District in the coming year. Santabarbara, who changed from the Republican to the Democratic party at the beginning of the year has said if he does decide to run for the seat currently held by Amedore, that he will run his race in the same manner whomever the Republicans pick as their candidate.