Brindisi Holds Town Hall in Herkimer County

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica, who is running against Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in the November election, hosted his fifth town hall meeting since April.

Posted: May 27, 2018 6:45 PM

LITTLE FALLS- Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica, who is running against Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in the November election, hosted his fifth town hall meeting since April.

“One thing I announced is I am going to hold a town hall meeting at every county every year I am in office,” said Brindisi. “Why wait until I am elected that is why I am out there right now.”

The Democratic candidate for the 22nd Congressional District has made his way to Cortland, Madison, Chenango, Broome, and Herkimer Counties so far. On Sunday, he answered numerous questions of concern from his constituents.

“I would like to see a better tax code,” said Gary Bradley of Little Falls. “I also think we should have some sort of decent nationalized healthcare.”

Brindisi commented back on the healthcare issue, as well as other topics.

“Right now there is a number of things we need to work on in terms of healthcare fighting back against the attempt to repeal the affordable care act,” said Brindisi. “Also making sure we are protecting Social Security and Medicare which are promises that have been made to our seniors.”

One local farmer and attorney from Little Falls commented on what changes she would like to see made in regards to agricultural development and climate change

“The climate is changing which is impacting farmers already,” said Chris Brown, of Little Falls. “Even just getting into feed our animals we are having a long mud season, and it’s hurting our animals.

We reached out to Claudia Tenney's campaign for comment and received the following statement:

"Despite running on a self-proclaimed record of listening to his constituents, Brindisi showed us once again what he really thinks about the families he represents. In a room stocked with his supporters, Brindisi tried to run from the fact that he refers to constituents who disagree with him as “idiots”. Claudia Tenney continues to meet with small business owners, farmers, veterans and families across the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier to listen to their concerns and be their voice in Washington.”

The general election for this campaign will be held on November 6th, 2018.

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