Monroe Councilman McQuade will seek Assembly seat

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:19

    Monroe — Monroe Town Councilman Gerard McQuade announced this week he will run for the state Assembly this fall.. While district lines have not been finalized, McQuade, a member of Local 3 IBEW Electrician’s Union, said he will pursue the Assembly seat for whichever district will include the Town of Monroe. The Assembly seat in question will either contain elements of the 96th district, which is held by Republican Nancy Calhoun, or drawn from the 97th district, where Republican Annie Rabbitt is the incumbent. McQuade will seek the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party nominations. In his press release announcing his candidacy, McQuade noted that as Republicans, both Calhoun and Rabbitt are minority members of the Assembly, making it “difficult to get even worthwhile legislation brought out of committee.” McQuade added: “We in Monroe have lowered taxes by bringing more efficiency to government, making harder choices, and reducing excessive costs. We need to bring that message to Albany and I will do all I can to do so.”