Republican congressional hopeful Matt Doheny and two of the three Republicans who are running for U.S. Senate have failed to respond to questions from the St. Lawrence County League of Women Voters seeking their positions on issues.
The non-partisan organization has issued an online voters’ guide for the June 26 primary, with some information on the candidates, but not responses from all of them to questions about issues.
The guide lists the Republican candidates vying for the nominations to run for the U.S. Senate from New York and for the new 21st Congressional District.
In the primary for the Republican candidate to challenge incumbent Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) for Congress, candidate Kellie A. Greene provided responses to League questions, while Matt Doheny, who has run for the seat before, did not.
There are three Republican candidates for the office of U.S. Senator, to challenge Democrat incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand. Only one, George Maragos, responded to the questionnaire by the League on a variety of issues the League feels are critical topics of interest to voters. Wendy Long and Bob Turner did not reply to the League’s request.
This guide is published by the League of Women Voters of New York State to help citizens cast an informed vote. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
You can see the guide from a link on the League’s web site, http://slc-leaguewv.org/.
The polls will be open from noon to 9 pm at one polling for each town in St. Lawrence County. Registered Republicans have already received a postcard with that information from the county Board of Elections.
A voter guide will be available prior to the Sept. 13 state primary for the races in our area for state and local offices, and another one for the November general election.
The League urges all candidates for office to respond to the questionnaires so the voting public can learn about each position and the life experience of all candidates.
The St. Lawrence County League is a nonpartisan political organization open to women and men that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.