New Contender For State Assmebly From The North Country

A new contender in the North Country for State Assembly. Karen Johnson has more details.

Keith Rubino, a lifelong North Country resident is announcing his candidacy for the 118th Assembly District, which includes towns in southern and central St. Lawrence County. He will run as a Democrat.The seat is currently held by Assemblyman Marc Butler, R-Newport, who is not be seeking re-election. Rubino says he wants to level the playing field in New York by bringing more funding, jobs, and prosperity to Upstate New York. He is employed with the state of New York as a direct support attendant, working with the developmentally disabled. Keith says that he’s looking forward to this campaign, but did not make the decision to run lightly. He adds “I want people to see someone young and passionate that truly intends on fighting corruption within Albany. I will fight for the rights of people with disabilities, people working with them, and the entire human services field. Two Republican candidates, Philip Lloyd Paige and Patrick Vincent, have announced they will run for the 118th district and will face a primary on Sept. 11. I’m Karen Johnson