Ulster Chamber to Host Candidates for NYS Senate Breakfast Meeting Oct. 27 at Best Western Plus

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October 11, 2016
While the focus may be on the national elections being held this November, there’s lots at stake in New York State as well, including control of the NYS Senate.
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce will welcome eight candidates for the New York State Senate at their Monthly Breakfast Meeting, October 27th, starting at 7:30am, at the Best Western Plus.
The format would be the same as past years with opening statements, written questions from the business community and then closing remarks. The Chamber will be assisted at the event by representatives of the Ulster County League of Women Voters. The following candidates were invited to the breakfast:
46th Senate District
Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, faces a challenge from Democrat Sara Niccoli in this race. Amedore was elected to the Assembly in 2007 and the State Senate in 2014. Niccoli is supervisor in the Montgomery County town of Palatine and a family farmer.
39th Senate District
This race pits longtime incumbent Sen. William Larkin, R-Cornwall, against Democrat Chris Eachus. Larkin was first elected to the State Assembly in 1979 and the State Senate in 1990. Eachus is a former teacher at Marlboro High School and Newburgh Free Academy who lost to Larkin in 2012. He has been an Orange County legislator since 2006.
42nd Senate District
Incumbent Sen. John Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, is facing off against Pramilla Malick of Minisink in this race. Bonacic, a former majority leader and chairman of the Orange County Legislature, was first elected to the State Assembly in 1990 and the State Senate in 1998. Malick won an opportunity to ballot election in September. A mother of four, she got involved in politics to oppose the construction of a compressor station near her home and has since fought against fracking.
51st Senate District
Incumbent Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, faces Democratic challenger Jermaine Bagnall-Graham of Shelburne in this race. Seward was elected to the Senate in 1986. Bagnall-Graham, a U.S. Army veteran, works as an IT analyst for Bassett Healthcare Network.

Chamber breakfast programs are a great way to network with other local business leaders and stay on top of current events. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Chamber at (845) 338-5100 or go online at www.ulsterchamber.org.
Ward Todd, President/CEO
(845) 338-5100