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Manlius board member to seek Assembly seat

Manlius Town Board Councilor Sandra Schepp today will seek the Republican nomination for the State Assembly 121 District, currently held by Al Stirpe. Councilor She has been working with the Republican committees of Lafayette, Pompey, Manlius, Cicero and Clay to seek their endorsement at the Republican County Committee meeting scheduled for March 25.

Schepp, of Fayetteville, has served on the board since 2000 and is a former member of the Fayetteville Fire Department.

"Albany is not only bankrupt in money, it is also bankrupt morally, ethically and in ideas to get us out of the mess that has been created," said Schepp. "Just last week, Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch came out with a plan, endorsed by Al Stirpe that calls for more spending and more borrowing to fix our budget problems. More borrowing and spending is not the answer, it's the problem. I intend to be a strong voice pointing out the obvious ways that Albany has failed the taxpayers of the state of New York."

Schepp, currently a business partner with Juno's Glass in Auburn, said her top priorities will be to bring a business sense to getting Albany's fiscal house in order. She also plans to work with residents of the 121 Assembly District to improve their access to State government.

"I know what its like to run a successful campaign," Schepp said. "I am excited and determined to bring the message of lower taxes, less government and more personal freedom to the voters of the 121 Assembly District and am confident that when they compare the old ways of governing to that message they will agree that a change is needed."

Originally from Solvay, Schepp has three sons and three grandchildren.

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