Statement Regarding Resolution Calling on Governor to Set Date for Special Election in 29th District

 

SENATE ROBACH STATEMENT REGARDING THE INTRODUCTION OF A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE GOVERNOR TO SET DATE FOR 29TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION

Vacancy Created by Massa Resignation Has Deprived Citizens Of Representation

 

Senator Joe Robach and his Senate Republicans colleagues have introduced a resolution calling on Governor Paterson to immediately set a date for a special election to fill the 29th congressional district seat that has been vacant since the resignation of Eric Massa on March 8th.

 

“I have heard from many people in the eastern portion of my district that feel very strongly they should have representation, given the important and impactful issues Congress is dealing with,” Senator Joe Robach said.  “It makes no sense not to have representation and the Governor should heed their request.”

 

“It is unacceptable that my constituents in the Town of Brighton and all the residents of the 29th Congressional District have had no representation in the U.S. Congress for two months while major issues are being decided on that affect their daily lives,” Robach concluded.                                                      

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