Photo provided by the office of Assemblyman Dan Stec
The North Country’s newest Assemblyman — Republican Dan Stec from Queensbury — was sworn in yesterday in Albany, taking the seat vacated by the retirement last year of long-time Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.
According to a release issued by his office, Stec, a former town supervisor from Queensbury, was joined in the ceremony by his family and colleagues. He’ll represent Essex Warren and parts of Saratoga and Washington Counties.
“I am truly honored to be the representative for the hardworking, dedicated people of the 114th District,” said Stec, in a statement.
“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working to get this state headed down a better path. I will work to reduce the state’s tax burden, so that our job creators can succeed and our families can afford to stay here.”
Stec takes office at a fascinating time for the state legislature. Lawmakers will grapple in the coming weeks with proposed gun legislation, and also with the effort to reduce financial burdens on town, county, and school district leaders.