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For immediate release July 5, 2024
Media contact: Krisy Gashler (607-744-7827)
Delhi elected official Janet Tweed is the Democratic nominee for NYS Assembly 102
Statement from Janet Tweed: 

I’m honored to announce that I’ve been chosen as the Democratic nominee for New York Assembly District 102. It’s been 10 days since the primary election, and I’ve held off on declaring victory because the vote was close, democracy matters, and I respect the voters of this district. Boards of election across our district have now finished their canvass of absentee and provisional ballots, ensuring that every vote is counted. The final margin of victory was very close to the election night result – only about 80 votes. Another example to prove that every vote counts!

I thank my family, those who have helped with my campaign, and, of course, everyone who voted in the primary. I thank my fellow candidate, Mary Finneran, whose passion and dedication to our community is inspiring. Her tireless efforts to protect our environment will benefit generations of New Yorkers. I also thank Board of Elections staff and every poll worker across our district, without whom our democracy could not function. 

I love serving as a local elected official, making a difference and getting things done on behalf of my community. As a frontline healthcare worker, my goal is always to help my patients grow from surviving to thriving, and I have the same goal for our communities. We have incredible assets and resources here in upstate New York, and we have real challenges. We can overcome whatever obstacles we face, through collaborative, solutions-oriented leadership and collective action. 

Our current assembly representative, Chris Tague, is a surprisingly unproductive member of the legislature, having contributed to only a small handful of bills that have actually become law. On issues of fundamental human rights – for workers, for women, for LGBTQ+ people – Tague is consistently on the wrong side of history. The 102nd district deserves better. 

I look forward to sharing my positive, productive vision over the next four months. For those who have capacity to volunteer or donate, I welcome your support. Onward to November!”

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Attached photo of Janet with her family.