After running unsuccessfully for the 101st Assembly District in 2018, Chad McEvoy announced last week that he will try again.
In 2018, McEvoy won about 41% of the vote against the first-term Republican Brian Miller from Bridgewater.
“No doubt, it’s a difficult district to compete in, especially for a Democrat,” McEvoy said in a media release announcing his candidacy. “But the voters deserve a choice and a real conversation about the issues that matter to our rural communities like the fact that many of us still don’t have broadband or that we are suffering from decades of under-investment in our infrastructure. And I will continue to fight against both sides using the benefits of incumbency irresponsibly and to the detriment of the voters.”
The 101st Assembly district includes parts of Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Delaware, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties.
The district is nearly 200 miles long and no more than three towns wide at any point.
McEvoy lives in Westford with his wife, Megan. His platform includes universal access to high speed internet and reliable cell phone coverage, sustainable economic growth, the protection and advancement of civil liberties and individual freedoms, environmental protection, fighting under-investment in upstate New York, and policies that improve quality of life in rural communities, the release said.