Author Archives: pystew

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

Sen. Tom O’Mara & Rep. Chris Friend’s Legacies

This article was written by Ruth S. Young of Horseheads. Some newspapers would not print it because of its length. Senator O’Mara says the southern tier has a strong foundation upon which to build. Chemung County is at the bottom … Continue reading

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Plumb’s Position Papers: Updated

This article first described Plump’s first four position papers, on ISIS, Opioids, Jobs, and the Veterans. The fifth, and last, appeared–How to fix our political system. I’ve edited the original article a bit, and added new information. If Plumb enters … Continue reading

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Public Service As An Expression of an Authentic Self

This article, which focuses on  NYS Senate candidate Leslie Banks Burke (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates & part of Tompkins Counties) was submitted by Lee Marcus, friend of the New NY 23rd. Lee is a writer who lives in Arkport.   … Continue reading

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Plumb’s (Opioids, Jobs, ISIS, & Veterans) Position Papers

John Plumb, between being on the campaign trail meeting the people of the NY23rd and raising campaign funds, and meting his Naval Reserves responsibilities, has been crystalizing his priorities and values and is producing a series of position papers on the … Continue reading

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November 8 General Election Sample Ballots & Down Ballot Candidates

Many people like to see their ballot before they vote. Each township, or Village, or City in each County could have a unique ballot. Or their could be one ballot for the whole county. As of today, the following counties … Continue reading

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Donald Trump does not represent Southern Tier Values

This article was written by  Russell Tocqueville, a friend of the New NY23rd, and a long time Southern Tier resident. Having grown up and spent most of my life in the Southern Tier among friends and family, I can first hand … Continue reading

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If you weren’t under a rock…

This article was written by Cath Kestler, DNC member since 2007 and resident of Silver Creek. As you can see this article was written a few days ago, before the second presidential debate. If you weren’t under a rock for the … Continue reading

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