State Assemblyman Frank Skartados so far has no Republican challenger for his upcoming re-election bid.I like Frank and think he's doing a good job. But it's no fun playing the game by yourself. And having a legitimate challenger gives voters a choice, and it helps keep candidates honest and on their toes.
The Milton Democrat, who currently represents the 100th Assembly District, will run in November in the newly drawn 104th District, which comprises parts of Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties.
Republican leaders in the district say they have no candidate yet to run against Skartados but hope one will emerge.
Come on, guys. You must have someone you can bring in and make this an actual campaign. And what about the other local districts? It appears the GOP here in the Hudson Valley has a very weak bench.
p.s. I totally agree that the new AD-101 is an abomination. This kind of gerrymandering subverts the democratic process.