Monday, September 25, 2006
Great Adirondack Chili Cookoff with candidates Kirsten Gillibrand, Tim Merrick and Mayor David Carter with Mayor Roy Akins and Mayor Valerie Keehn
A large crowd gathered at Nora's in Lake George Saturday night for the Great Adirondack Chili Cookoff. Present were all three area Democratic Candidates and all three area Democratic Mayors.
New York State Senate Candidate Tim Merrick started the evening by speaking on key issues of the Northcountry economy and property taxes.
Tim answers questions from the large crowd.
Later Congressional Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand spoke and answered questions and then posed with our three area Democratic mayors. Left to right: Hudson Falls Mayor and 112th Assembly District candidate David Carter, Saratoga Springs Mayor Val Keehn, Kirsten Gillibrand and Glens Falls Mayor Roy Akins. At far right Warren County Conservative Party Chair Doug Auer digs into some of the 15 different chilies.
Representative John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, finally agreed to a debate-- a paper debate with Theo Gillibrand. Sweeney lost. Decisively.
Dave, Val, Kirsten and Roy.
Many thanks to Nora Nellis, our hostess with the mostess, Pat Dudley for organizing, and everyone who brought chili, muffins, corn bread, deserts, Adirondack Windpower cups and beverages and supplies to make this event possible for so many!
All photos by Richard Dudley.