Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shannon running for re-election

NASSAU — District 4 Legislator Alex Shannon is running for re-election.

“I am very proud that we have been able to provide stable taxes and an improvement in county finances during difficult financial times. Rensselaer County has been able to protect needed services for our residents and help keep our county growing,” said Shannon.

Shannon has supported a farmland protection program that has protected more than 3,000 acres of open space and a comprehensive clean-up of toxic waste in the Nassau Lake area.

Shannon also sponsored legislation that helped remove a $3 million federal lien on the Fort Orange Paper Co. property, which will help efforts to revitalize the property.

Shannon was first elected to the Legislature in 2007 and serves as chairman of the Legislature’s Environment Committee. Shannon served as Nassau Village justice from 1987 to 2002 and as Schodack Town Justice from 2000 to 2002.

Shannon is employed as a sales representative with Walter S. Pratt and Sons of Rensselaer and has an extensive record of community service.

Shannon and his wife Linda are the parents of two children and have four grandchildren.

He is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines along with incumbent Martin Reid and newcomer Judith Bresselor.

They are running against incumbent Flora Fasoldt and newcomers Linda Underwood and Norman Young.


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