July 19--Republican state Assembly candidate Steve Stallmer had more than twice as much campaign cash on hand as Carrie Woerner, his Democratic opponent, heading into the summer, new campaign finance reports show.
Stallmer, former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, had $50,000 on hand as of July 11.
Woerner, a Round Lake village trustee and a computer software company executive, had $20,951 on hand, according to reports the campaigns filed with the state Board of Elections.
Stallmer and Woerner are running in the November general election in the 113th Assembly District, where the seat has been vacant since former Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, resigned at the end of December to take office as Washington County district attorney.
The district includes portions of Washington and Saratoga counties.
Stallmer, of Saratoga Springs, received $37,564 in the first half of the year, and spent $6,328.
Woerner received $29,401 during the first half of the year, and spent $32,492, largely on office rent and campaign consulting.
Stallmer's largest contribution was $4,100 from state Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, through her campaign fund.
Stallmer also received $500 from the campaign fund of state Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, $50 from the campaign fund of Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and $500 from the campaign fund of Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua.
Woerner received $100 from the campaign fund of U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and a total of $625 from campaign funds of five Assembly members or Assembly candidates.
Her largest contribution was $2,500 from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, a labor union.
The construction industry is taking a keen interest in the race.
Construction contractors and construction trade groups contributed $5,750 to Stallmer's campaign.
Construction trade unions contributed $4,500 to Woerner's campaign.
In the 114th Assembly District, Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, had $14,175 in his campaign fund, as of July 11, according to a report he filed with the state Board of Elections.
Stec, who is running unopposed for re-election, raised $24,048 in the first half of the year and spent $17,765, according to the semi-annual report filed with the state Board of Elections.
His expenditures included $5,000 transferred to the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee.
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