OGDENSBURG – Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny of Watertown will be in Ogdensburg Saturday to open a St. Lawrence County campaign office with state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the St. Lawrence County Republican Committee.
The opening is at 1 p.m. Sept. 1, at the Seaway Shopping Plaza, 700 Canton St., next to Donut King.
Also this weekend, he and his wife and other supporters will be marching in the Heuvelton Labor Day parade at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Doheny, running for the seat in the U.S. Congress now held by Democratic Rep. Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, has pledged that if he is elected, he will open an office in each of the 12 counties that the newly drawn 21st Congressional District comprises.
If elected, he has also promised to hold one-hour “town halls” during his first term in each of the 192 towns in the district, including the 32 towns and the city of Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County.
“A congressman must be accountable to his constituents. What better way than to come to their hometown and spend an hour talking to them about their concerns?” Doheny said.
He said he will also put emphasis on constituent service, helping people with problems that a member of the U.S. House of Representatives might be able to solve.
During the course of the campaign so, especially during his “50 Businesses in 50 Days” tour, the candidate has developed a series of “prescriptions,” policy ideas he has on issues in the campaign.
Here are links to those statements:
• health care
• communications and technology
• construction and manufacturing
“These policy plans tell voters in plain language what I’m going to do to help create a favorable economic climate for job growth in the north country, Adirondacks and capital region.”