NORWICH – The Chenango County Republican Committee endorsed all five of the area’s state representatives up for re-election Thursday.
At a committee meeting Thursday night in the Howard Johnson’s ballroom in Norwich, Republican Chairman Tom Morrone said the county is “very fortunate” to have Senators James Seward (R-Oneonta) and Tom Libous, Assemblymen Clifford Crouch (R-Guilford), Gary Finch (R-Auburn) and Pete Lopez (R-Schoharie) “representing us.”
“Our team has done a great job for Chenango County,” Morrone said, after the endorsements were passed unanimously.
The chairman said the committee is the first in the state to announce its candidates.
Crouch was the only one Thursday to officially announce he would be seeking re-election. The other four incumbents are expected to make the same announcement later this spring.