On day after election, Colton Green Party congressional candidate Hassig charged with stalking county health director
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:41 pm

CANTON -- Green Party congressional candidate Donald L. Hassig of Colton today was charged with stalking St. Lawrence County Public Health Director Susan J. Hathaway.

St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies said Hassig was investigated following complaints that he "has engaged in a continuing course of conduct against Dr. Hathaway dating back to 2010."

Deputies say he was charged with fourth-degree stalking, based on the complaint.

Hassig was arrested without incident and arraigned in Canton Town Court this morning.

Deputies say the court has ordered Hassig to stay away from Dr. Hathaway and her place of employment.

Deputies say Hassig faces additional charges in Canton Court next month.

Hassig received 3,683 votes in Tuesday’s 21st Congressional District election, or about 1.5 percent of all votes cast. He was arrested several times for trespassing during the campaign for allegedly dancing in public places while making a presentation.

At least one poll had indicated he might receive as much as 6 percent of the vote, but on the eve of the election, he urged his supporters to cast ballots for incumbent Democrat Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, who won with 115,389 vote, according to unofficial results.

Republican Matt Doheny, a Watertown businessman, garnered 110,804 votes.