The Campaign Announcement

I know that it’s not exactly a secret. I am formally announcing my candidacy for Schenectady County Legislature representing Rotterdam, Duanesburg and Princetown, NY.

Here’s the press release that I am currently sending out to various media outlets:

Wade Abbott Announces Candidacy for Schenectady County Legislature

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. – Wade Abbott, a registered Republican and an organizer of Tea Party rallies in 2009, announces his candidacy for Schenectady County Legislature, District 4. A formal announcement will take place in mid-March.

Abbott is pleased to accept the invitation of Brian McGarry, candidate for Rotterdam Town Supervisor, to join him on the No New Tax Party independent ballot line in November’s general election. “It is an honor to join Brian, a fiscal conservative and one of the founders of the No New Tax Party,” said Abbott. “I look forward to campaigning closely with all the No New Tax Party candidates to bring positive fiscal change to Schenectady County.”

Abbott also seeks the endorsement of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. “These traditional parties play an important role in local politics, and I look forward to sharing my viewpoints with the various committees during the endorsement process,” said Abbott. “With the party endorsements and the formation of an independent ballot line, we can take a step toward moving our county government in the right direction.”

Schenectady County government must shift its focus away from spending policies that drive property taxes upward, sending residents out of state. “Now is the time to dramatically change the makeup of our county government in a way that will bring fiscal relief to county residents and the constituents in Rotterdam, Duanesburg and Princetown.”

Wade Abbott and his wife Ellen have been married for 12 years and are the parents of two boys. Abbott is a graduate student and a blogger. He was an organizer for the successful 2009 Albany Tax Day Tea Party. He believes that it is time to bring a Citizen Legislator to Schenectady County and would be honored to represent Rotterdam, Duanesburg and Princetown in that capacity.


I look forward to the upcoming campaign. I am humbled by and appreciative of the support that I am receiving from volunteers and mentors.

In mid-March I expect to have a formal kickoff event and fundraiser. In the upcoming days I also expect to get a website up and running. More information on that down the road.

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  1. Shelley Dodson

     /  February 17, 2011

    Good luck Wade!

  2. Good luck! I don’t live in New York state, else I’d campaign for you. However, one of my best friends from college lives in Duanesburg. I’ve sent her a link to your blog so she can get involved. You know, when she’s not too busy taking care of her four kids!

    • Wow! Small world. I definitely welcome any help that I can get. Thanks so much for your help.

    • kelly

       /  March 7, 2011

      ok technically i live in princetown, not duanesburg, but your virginians won’t know the difference! 🙂 secondly, you are also the Godfather to two of my children, that’s 50%! so i say you have a vested interest in who’s representating them in the schenectady county legislature! 🙂

      Wade – sorry i just got to your blog now 😦 i am not the technophile that tim is. but a friend of tim is a friend of mine!


      • Thanks Kelly! I could use another contact in Princetown. Do you mind if I shoot you an e-mail?

      • kelly

         /  March 12, 2011


        sure you can email me, you should have it from this post.


  3. Chuck Gerhard

     /  February 18, 2011

    Good luck, Wade! You’ve got my vote and my support!

  4. Annie Wilson

     /  March 9, 2011

    I live a block away from Rotterdam but will work for you. Just let us know how.


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