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Candidates in 113th Assembly District knock on doors seeking votes

Posted at: 10/09/2012 5:55 PM
Updated at: 10/10/2012 5:01 PM
By: Mark Mulholland

MOREAU - Carrie Woerner is running for assembly, though on this day on Baker Ave., she's doing more limping than running after a fall while knocking on doors in Saratoga Springs on Monday.
 
Woerner's opponent is Tony Jordan, who was knocking on doors just a few blocks away this afternoon.
   
Jordan and Woerner are trying to become the assembly person in the new 113th District, representing Saratoga and Washington counties. They both say invigorating the upstate economy is their top priority.
 
Jordan, the incumbent in the 112th district, says we're headed in the right direction.
"What I've seen in the past four years is a dramatic shift in the mindset that is New York State."
 
Woerner is a two-term Round Lake trustee and the owner of a small software company.
"I have a practical understanding of what businesses need to create jobs," she said.
 
But a look at the numbers indicates that Woerner who is a Democrat, might have an uphill climb. Republicans outnumber Democrats in the district 38-thousand to 21-thousand.
 
But she's undaunted. "I absolutely can win," saie Woerner. "The citizens of the 113th Assembly District deserve better."
 
But Jordan is proud of his record. Saying he's successfully reached across the aisle to pass legislation in the Democrat-controlled Assembly."This year alone, we had six bills pass both houses that we put forward and signed into law by the governor. I think that shows we can get the job done."
 
Woerner and Jordan will debate October 18 at Saratoga Springs High School.