Republican Miller wins three-way contest
Republican Brian Miller came out on top in a three-way race for the state’s 101st Assembly’s District seat.
Miller, of New Hartford, bested Democrat Arlene Feldmeier and Conservative Maria Kelso for the seat being vacated by Republican Claudia Tenney, who ran in a three-way race for the state’s 22nd Congressional District seat.
In unofficial vote results across the six-county 101st district, Miller garnered 25,910 votes, Feldmeier tallied 16,577, and Kelso earned 4,965. Kelso did not actively campaign for the seat.
Miller is a 16-year Oneida County legislator who served for eight years as supervisor of the town of Bridgewater.
He has said the state Legislature “should work to develop programs and initiatives that assist our small businesses and manufacturers in increasing their technology in their manufacturing processes” and “invest in our community colleges to increase educational opportunities for modernizing our workforce.
He also has called for lower taxes and has said the state must stop making counties compete against each other for jobs and economic development funding.
Feldmeier, who has lived in Little Falls since August 2001, is a former senior attorney with the U.S. Social Security Administration.
The long, narrow 101st Assembly District stretches from Oneida to Orange counties and includes the towns of Andes in Delaware County and Hardenburgh, Denning, Wawarsing and Shawangunk in Ulster County.
From left: Arlene Feldmeier, Maria Kelso and Brian Miller