She said that mindset will give her an edge going against Reilly.
"When there's a job to be done I don't let up until it's done," said Jennifer Whalen. "A lot of the voters want the incumbents out and when I came to their door and saw I didn't take them for granted, they thought it was refreshing. They would say, 'Wow, I've never had any candidates at my door, you've got my vote.' They realize I'm qualified and down to earth."
She said this election was the first time she'd run for anything since eighth grade class president and is looking forward to doing it again.
"It was really interesting and I'll have fond memories of it," said Jennifer Whalen, who said she plans to run in the Hannah's Hope run Sunday and attend a Shenendehowa football game next week.
Jennifer Whalen is an attorney and small business owner who lives in Loudonville. Her platform focused on three "common sense proposals," which were to implement a state tax cap and spending cap, restore ethics to the state legislature and incorporate a pro-jobs, pro-economic development agenda.
Other area results
In the Town of Ballston's GOP primary for the town justice race, voters chose John Fantauzzi over James Breen, 556-247. Voters also gave Fantauzzi the Conservative line, 19-13. Breen, who is already on the Democratic line, won the Independence line, 14-5.
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