With a respectable period of mourning having elapsed since the election, its time to rally behind our new State Senator-elect Patty Ritchie.
She defeated Senator Darrel Aubertine in a close race, and her victory likely means a GOP majority in the Senate...Thats a good thing as it may prevent a crazy redistricting plan based solely on creating a century of Democratic hegemony in NY.
Ms. Ritchie proved herself a strong willed person in the rigorous campaign, and like her vanquished foe, can lay claim to being "one of us."
This nonsense about "she's no Doug Barclay" is for the birds. Ms. Ritchie is capable of hard work and common sense, as was shown in her running of the County Clerks Office.
With the last of the absentees being counted, its time to accept the verdict of the people and advance the interests of the North Country with the help of her representation.
Best Wishes Patty !