A native of Lowville and a lawyer for a New York firm, Brian McGrath, the Democratic candidate for the 122nd Assembly District seat says he has come home to represent the people of the North Country.
"Albany is broken. The economy is a disaster. Farmers are struggling. I just couldn't stand on the sidelines anymore. I decided to get involved."
While the 122nd is a large, rural district, McGrath believes he can come to the system with fresh ideas and a deep-seeded knowledge of what the area is in need of.
He also pointed out that if elected, he would be part of the majority in the assembly, something that can influence a lot of decisions in the legislature.
McGrath is looking to tackle employment issues first, hoping to help the private sector expand and create an atmosphere of opportunities in the North Country.