Local Dem eyes Libous' senate seat

NORWICH Ė A Norwich Democrat is getting a headstart on his campaign to run for the 52nd District of the New York Senate in November 2008.

Though his candidacy isnít official yet, Dr. Richard Jorgensen has filed a financial report with the New York State Board of Elections and begun soliciting campaign contributions toward a goal of accumulating $100,000 by yearís end.

Republican Senator Thomas W. Libous is currently serving his 10th term for the district which includes parts of Chenango County and all of Broome and Tioga counties.

Chenango County Democratic Chairwoman Catherine Ulfik said Jorgensen is out early with his campaign and would need to collect 1,000 or more signatures by July 2008, depending on party enrollment numbers determined on April 1.

ďHe might also have an opponent. Itís a process. Itís so early,Ē she said.

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