The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that the various Republican committees across the North Country’s 21st Congressional District are working on picking the candidate who’ll run for the seat that’s currently held by Plattsburgh Democrat Bill Owens.
The committees will interview each of the three candidates, but those meetings aren’t open to the public. The potentials are Joseph M. Gilbert of DeKalb Junction, Michael F. Ring of Adams Center (he doesn’t have a web site up yet but there’s a little more about him here) and Elise M. Stefanik of Willsboro (who announced her plans back in August).
Green Party candidate and environmental activist Donald Hassig announced back in August that he’d run again, too.
But back to the Republicans, the final meeting will be held on Jan. 30 in Jefferson County, after which time a final decision will be made. Big issues potential candidates will likely be asked about, Franklin county Republican Committee Chairman Ray Scollin told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, include gun control, jobs, the Affordable Care Act, and the economy.