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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Jeff Madden Challenges Phil Steck for the 110th Assembly Seat

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COLONIE — On Tuesday, Jeffrey ⁣Madden made public his intention to run for a seat in one of the Capital Region’s most suburban Assembly districts, following two years of service in elected office.

As a town councilman of Colonie, Madden is the first to step forward this year to challenge Democratic Assemblyman Phil Steck, a fellow resident of ‌the expansive Albany County town.

“Motivated by the trajectory of our state in recent years, ‍I felt compelled to step up and contribute to the solution, championing practical policies in our‌ state government,” ‌Madden expressed in a statement.

Since the age of 23, Madden, a Republican candidate, has successfully managed several businesses, including All Sports Café and Madden’s restaurant. ‍He has also dedicated his time to coaching local youth⁤ football, baseball, and lacrosse teams.

In the⁤ 2021 ​elections, Madden received the ⁤most votes among all town board candidates. This reflects the politically balanced nature of the town, which resulted in a board composed of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans.

“This campaign transcends partisan politics. It’s about the urgent need to ‍disrupt‍ the status quo in New York,​ which has ‌led to increased crime rates, taxes, and an⁤ ongoing migrant crisis ⁣that remains unresolved, with no substantial solutions in sight,”‌ Madden⁢ stated.

The 110th Assembly District, which Madden is vying for, encompasses his hometown⁢ and Niskayuna, as well as portions of Guilderland and Schenectady. Steck, a former Albany County legislator, has been representing a large part of this region since 2013.

This marks the second state legislature race announced ‌in the Capital Region involving ‌two candidates from the same ⁤town. In November, Rotterdam Town Board⁣ member Joseph Mastroianni, a registered Conservative, declared his intention to‍ run against Democratic Assemblymember⁢ Angelo Santabarbara for the second time.

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Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton, a skillful journalist previously based in Boston, is adept at covering a diverse array of stories. Her thorough and engaging reporting style, honed with a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, focuses on community-relevant stories.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Agree – Jeff Madden is a strong candidate who will bring fresh ideas to the Assembly. Good luck to both candidates in the upcoming election!

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