NORWICH – The Chenango County Republican Committee held the grand opening of their election headquarters at noon Tuesday, and several state and local officials were there to celebrate.
“At this time of year, I get excited,” said Republican Chairman Thomas Morrone. “I’m proud to open our headquarters and to have so many people here to show their support.”
Morrone said he thinks this year’s Republican ticket is exciting, and he is hopeful that the Republicans will carry New York State. This year, several state seats will be up for election. Attending the event were Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge), Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R-Schoharie) and Assemblyman Gary Finch (R-Springport).
Representatives for Richard Hanna, a candidate running for congress against Michael Arcuri, and Senator James Seward, also attended the event.
Crouch, who is running unopposed, said he thinks big issues during this election season will be property taxes, energy costs and the state budget. “A lot of people are concerned about the state budget and its potentially negative effect on property taxes,” Crouch said.