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Regional Archives The Altamont Enterprise, November 4, 2010

Landslide for McEneny who trumps Tea Party

By Saranac Hale Spencer

ALABANY COUNTY — Democrat Jack McEneny won his 10th term as the state assemblyman for the 104th District, taking 62 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the county’s board of elections.

“I’m a known quantity to people,” McEneny said yesterday of his appeal to voters.  “I don’t live with a campaign season,” he said, explaining that throughout his term he routinely goes to library, historical society, and neighborhood group events.

Deborah Busch, who ran on the Republican line with Tea Party support, got 38 percent of the vote.  She could not be reached for comment yesterday.

The first order of business for McEneny is learning how to get along with a new administration, he said, and work on the issues important to his constituents.  Quelling rising property taxes is at the top of that list, he said.

“I’m looking forward to a new beginning,” McEneny said, adding, “which our democracy gets to experience every two or four years.”

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