North Country has new assemblyman, as Stec sworn in

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.

3 Comments on “North Country has new assemblyman, as Stec sworn in”

  1. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    I probably shouldn’t start out by being snide, but what the heck…

    The way that Dan has been able to keep his family in the North Country was to become a paid government official.
    I believe that he collected about $100,000 from the public last year in his roles as Queensbury Supervisor, Warren County Board member and head of the Board of Supervisors. I think he got pretty good health-care benefits too. Does any of that qualify toward NY pension system?

    If only everyone could get a little of that kind of money we’d all be better off.

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  2. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Okay, to stop being snide for a second, Dan has promised to work on mandate relief. Many have talked that talk; let’s hope he can walk the walk.

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  3. Newt says:

    Yeah, as one of the most junior members in the minority party of the New York State Assembly, he’s sure to kick major butt.

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