Democratic candidate for Congress Aaron Woolf visits Norfolk, Potsdam Thursday with Rep. Bill Owens
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:05 pm

The leading Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District seat is to be in Norfolk and Potsdam Thursday with the man he wishes to replace.

Aaron Woolf, who has been endorsed by a majority of county Democratic leaders in the district stretching from north of Albany to Lake Champlain and west to Lake Ontario, is visiting as part of what his campaign is calling a “jobs and small business tour.” Traveling with him is the current North Country congressman, Rep. William Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh who is not running again.

Woolf, a part-time resident of Elizabethtown in Essex County, is seeking elective office for the first time. Before he announced his campaign, he was best known for directing the Peabody Award-winning documentary “King Corn.”

Also vying for the Democratic nomination is Stephen Burke, a Democrat from Macomb who serves on the Town Council.

On the Republican side, Elise Stefanik of Willsboro and Matt Doheny of Watertown are going after the GOP nomination.