Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tresidder Criticizes Incumbent

A St. Lawrence County native, who is now an Oswego County legislator, says Republican Senator Patty Ritchie has a number of vulnerabilities, including turning her back on her constituents.

Amy Tresidder kicked off her campaign for the 48th Senate District seat at the Canton VFW before a crowd of family, friends and party faithful.

The 56 year old Democrat is in her second term on the Oswego County Legislature.

She told her supporters she was ready to go to Albany to fight for the senate district.

Tresidder said she supports Home Rule legislation which would allow counties to raise the local sales tax rate.

She criticized Ritchie for continually refusing to sponsor the legislation.

"We're supposed to have some autonomy so that the people who live in counties have a say in what's going on. By not carrying Home Rule, you're telling the counties that you know better than them and I don't think that's right," said Tresidder.

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