Francine D'Amico, who ran for the 129th Assembly District, addressed the election issues in her own words in the Canandaigua Daily Messenger on Oct. 24. Her opponent, Brian Kolb, did the same. D'Amico is a member of the William Smith Class of 1980. She says she comes from a family with a strong tradition of work in the public service professions. She has taught political science for the past 20 years at area colleges, including Hobart and William Smith, and is currently teaching at Syracuse University.
Rodney Frelinghuysen, who was re-elected to New Jersey's 11th District Congress, was featured on election issues in New York City's India Abroad on Oct. 25. His opponent, Vij Pawar, was also featured. Frelinghuysen is a member of the Hobart Class of 1969. He served in the U.S. Army in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1971. He is currently serving a fourth term in Congress, and was first elected in Nov. 1994. He is a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, and is also on three of its subcommittees: Defense; Veterans, Housing and Independent Agencies; and Energy and Water. His three central themes for the election are national security, homeland security, and economic security.