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Madison County Democrats meet in Caz, elect officers, hear Lamb

— During the question period, Lamb was asked what he would do first if elected. He expressed hope that others with his orientation also would be elected and could immediately work toward bipartisan compromises that are rational.

As an example, he asked why the bill that would require that companies reveal the chemicals they are using in hydrofracking has not been moved forward and passed.

David Valesky, incumbent unopposed candidate for New York Senate, spoke briefly, noting the recent submission of five projects for support that would benefit his new 53rd District.

Bill Magee, incumbent candidate for the state Assembly running in the 121st District explained his interest in continuing to work for the region as chair of the Agriculture Committee.

A panel discussion followed during which campaign strategies in local elections were shared and discussed.

Discussion was initiated by Leo Matzke, of Oneida; Kristi Andersen, of Cazenovia; Scott Butler, 2010 campaign chair for David Valesky; and Dominick Pangallo, of Hamilton, who shared experiences from recent campaigns in Hamilton as well as from working as a consultant in Massachusetts.

Wanda Warren Berry is publicity chair for the Madison County Democratic Committee. She can be reached at 824-2543 or wberry@colgate.edu.

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