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Amedore sets sights on new Senate district

Assemblyman’s campaign to focus on job creation and economy

Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, announced his bid for the state Senate with a daylong tour of the new 46th district. He’s pictured here with supporters in Guilderland, just one of the new areas he’ll be faced with campaigning in.

Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, announced his bid for the state Senate with a daylong tour of the new 46th district. He’s pictured here with supporters in Guilderland, just one of the new areas he’ll be faced with campaigning in. Submitted photo

— “The challenge is going to be trying to be everywhere as I am now in a two-county area in a five-county area,” Amedore said.

Amedore’s 105th Assembly District consists of all of Montgomery County and areas of Schenectady County, including the towns of Rotterdam, Princetown and Duanesburg and a majority of the City of Schenectady. He has represented the Assembly district since 2007.

The new 46th Senate District includes all of those areas except it only holds a small portion of Schenectady. Moving south from Schenectady County, the district includes the more rural areas of Albany County, all of Greene County and northeastern areas in Ulster County. The district has a population of about 290,000 people.

“I am getting a lot of support and it is very encouraging to see,” Amedore said. “I know the people’s pain. I am a citizen legislator. I still own, operate and manage a small business.”

A few Democrats have announced interest in the seat, including Coeymans Town Board members Thomas Dolan, former Senate staffer Cecilia Tkaczyk and Hispanic Coalition President Monica Arias Miranda.

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