Aidan In The News

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Greenville Pioneer Endorses Aidan O'Connor Jr. For NY State Assembly

By Andrea Macko, Editor @ The Greenville Pioneer / April 19th, 2018 / Full Article

This elections gives us an opportunity to vote for the kind of public leadership that inspires us rather than divides us. It is an opportunity for representation that gives us the best chance to address the needs of the 102nd District and an opportunity to elect an assemblyman who will actually be able to accomplish the goals they set forth.

We are not simply filling a seat. We need leadership with a voice that will actually be heard in Albany. Aidan O'Connor can give us that leadership.

On April 24, this Republican will be voting for the Democrat.

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CBS 6 Speaks with Candidates for 102nd Assembly District Special Election

By WRGB Staff / April 19th, 2018 / Full Article

29-Year-Old Greene County legislator Aidan O'Connor says aside from making high speed a high priority, he wants to combat the opioid crisis, something he's seen firsthand as a paramedic.

"I've seen the opportunity for a second chance, but I've also been there to tell mothers, children that their loved ones passed away," O'Connor tells CBS 6.

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Letters to the Editor - Hudson Valley 360

By Harold Kelly / April 19th, 2018 / Full Article

I am a registered Republican and a resident of the 102nd Assembly District. I've had the pleasure of knowing Aidan O'Connor for a number of years and regardless of party lines — this time I'm crossing over. Aidan is in my opinion the only candidate I would consider voting for. He's proven himself to be available to his constituents 24/7 as the Town of Durham's County Legislator.

Now is the time for change. I truly believe Aidan O'Connor is the right person at the right time to lead the 102nd AD in the coming years.

By Anne Mitchell / April 19th, 2018 / Full Article

Aidan is focused on what's important: improving the economy with good-paying jobs and reliable healthcare. Aidan's proven ability to work across party lines to find solutions that work is exactly what we need in the NYS Assembly. My husband and I are voting for Aidan on April 24.

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Interview with Aidan O'Connor

By Hillary Harvey @ The Source / April 7th, 2018 / Full Interview

Host Hillary Harvey interviews Aidan O'Connor Jr., Democratic candidate for the NY 102nd Assembly District's Special Election on April 24th.

NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Endorses Aidan O'Connor Jr.

By Tom Dinapoli / March 27th, 2018 / Full Press Release / Event Photos

"I know what it takes to be a good Assemblyman," said DiNapoli, "because I represented the 16th District on Long Island for twenty years before I became Comptroller of New York State in 2007. You need tremendous energy, love talking with people, be highly ethical and work with your colleagues to build consensus and find solutions. Aidan has all those qualities, and more. He knows his district intimately, has experience in the Greene County Legislature as the Minority Leader and he's worked with first responders in every community as a flight paramedic. He's clearly the most qualified candidate for the job and I'm proud to give him my wholehearted endorsement."

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NYS Comptroller Tom Dinapoli Endorses Aidan O'Connor Jr. For Assembly District 102 Special Election

By The Mountain Eagle / March 26th, 2018 / Full Article

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has endorsed Aidan O'Connor, Jr., in his race to represent the 102nd District of the New York State Assembly at a rally in Athens, New York, on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The seat will be decided in a Special Election on Tuesday, April 24th.

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Assembly candidates set for April 24 special election

By Brian Sweeney @ Catskill Mountain News / March 15th, 2018 / Full Article

Aidan O'Connor was elected to the Greene County Legislature in 2015, representing Durham. Since his election, Mr. O'Connor has served as Chair of Health Services and has been a member of Economic Development and Tourism and County Resources Committee. In January 2018, he was elected Minority Leader and is a member of every committee of the legislature.

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Endorses Aidan for Assembly!

By Michael Capelli, Vice-President UBCJA Eastern District / March 14th, 2018 / Full Press Release

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Aidan O'Connor Jr. in his campaign for New York State Assembly District 102 seat. O'Connor (D) is facing Schoharie town Supervisor Chris Tague (R) and Wes Laraway (Reform) in the April 24th special election.

"I'm excited to receive the endorsement of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters," said O'Connor. "Growing up in a union household, I know how important union values and leadership are in upstate New York. If elected, I look forward to working with the NRCC and on behalf of their members here in Assembly District 102."

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Aidan O'Connor speaks to WIOX's Don Mathisen

By Don Mathisen @ WIOX / March 12th, 2018 / Full Interview

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Aidan O'Connor Jr. Campaign Headquarters Opening

By Richard Moody @ Hudson Valley 360 & Columbia-Greene Media / February 12th, 2018 / Full Article

Several local Democratic committees, officials and voters showed their support for O'Connor, who was nominated to run last week, at the opening of his campaign headquarters Monday at 404-406 Main St.

The 29-year-old county lawmaker promised to address the lack of internet access in the Twin Counties and the opioid epidemic that plagues communities statewide, saying that becoming a member of the majority of the Assembly will help put this area in front for the help it needs on these issues.

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Aidan O'Connor Jr. Announces Run for State Assembly Dristrict 102

By Lucas Willard @ WAMC / February 7th, 2018 / Full Article

By Ariél Zangla @ Daily Freeman News / February 7th, 2018 / Full Article

By Richard Moody @ Hudson Valley 360 & Columbia-Greene Media / February 5th, 2018 / Full Article

By Anthony White @ Delaware County NY Dems / February 5th, 2018 / Full Article

By Stephen Williams @ The Daily Gazette / February 5th, 2018 / Full Article

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Oak Hill Flight Paramedic A 'Hometown Hero'

By WGNA / July 8th, 2014 / Full Article

Aidan works very hard to ensure that everyone in the EMS community is safe and well-educated to help his community in the best possible way.

Aidan also loves to be involved in local politics to advocate for and help others to better understand what it is that those in EMS do. He even volunteers as an advocate for a national EMS advocacy group and has gone to Washington D.C. to spread awareness. While in D.C., he helped advocate for and support bills that would affect EMS organizations not just in our community and state, but nationwide.

Because of his hard work and dedication, Aidan has been recognized at the local, county, and even regional levels for not only his compassion and medical care, but also for his leadership abilities.

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