Thursday, May 27, 2010


A great day was had by all (and we mean all) at the 2010 NYS Democratic Convention in Rye NY. A virtual pleathera of candidates made the ballot in September and although there was some concern about process, all will have a shot at the coveted title of Attorney General of New York State.

As you can tell by the picture above, Jefferson County was well represented at this prestigious event. Pictured above are (L-R) State Committee members Jane Jenkins, Sean Hennessey and Ezra "Ted" Ford.

NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli was also nominated to continue his great work in protecting the financial health of NY State as well as the State Retirement fund. Many across the North Country depend on the NYS Retirement fund in their retirement years. His speech was inspiring and we look forward to seeing him for his annual trip to the North Country.

We were also pleasantly surprised with the pick of Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy. Mayor Duffy was described in the NY Daily News as "Hard Nosed". The excitement for Mayor Duffy's candidacy for LG was intense and it looks like the Democratic ticket is looking stronger and stronger by the day.

Today will be filled with great speeches by all Attorney General Candidates, Mayor Duffy as well as NY's future Governor Andrew Cuomo. Stay tuned into the North Country Democrat for more from the NYS Convention.

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