The end of year summary for state legislators in today's Times focuses on Albany scandal and possible solutions. I am not sure what you do about corrupt leadership as individual members of a caucus are hardly going to publicly challenge the person they depend on for their own relevance.
It is clear the matter of discussion in 2016 is whether the local GOP can come up with a winning formula for taking the 116th AD and ending the North Country's dalliance with Democrats now overwhelmingly controlling the lower house in Albany.
I see County Legislator Phil Reed gets a mention in this story. Mr Reed is often talked about as a candidate to oppose Assemblywoman Addie Russell. Last year, the GOP almost won with an "anybody but Addie" candidate, but likely want more meat on the bone this time.
There are also rumors coming from the LifeSaver that Ms. Russell will be pushed aside by the party in favor of the newly minted mayor of Massena or the son of a former Assemblyman.
Scandal dominates public perception of Albany and any attempt to defend the status quo or the deposed leaders will fall flat. However, it's a Presidential year and that favors the Dem candidate a bit.
As for Senator Ritchie and Assemblyman Blankenbush. They will be unopposed in all likelihood.