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Lopez Faces Easy Path to Fifth Term in Assembly

Written By Editor on 6/1/14 | 6/1/14

With local political attention focused primarily on the 19th congressional district election between incumbent Republican Chris Gibson and Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge, Schoharie's adopted son, Assemblyman Peter Lopez, has flown mostly under the radar as he prepares for his own re-election bid.

Lopez, who had served on the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors and as Schoharie County Clerk before his election to the Assembly in 2006, is currently running for his fifth term in the state legislature. As of this publication, there have been no confirmed opponents to the Assemblyman's campaign. 

According to queries into the incumbent's re-election committee, Lopez 4 NY, on the New York State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports database, Lopez has amassed a formidable $23,175.32 campaign war chest, possibly discouraging potential challengers from entering the race. 

The Schoharie County Republican Committee is expected to endorse both Lopez and State Senator James Seward at the GOP's upcoming nominating caucus on Wednesday, June 4th at the county building. 

After first being elected to the Assembly with 58% of the vote over Siena Professor Scott Trees, Lopez has subsequently cruised to re-election his past three electoral campaigns; two of which he ran unopposed in and last he carried with nearly a two-thirds margin during a national election cycle.
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MerlinMedic said...

It was nice seeing Assemblyman Pete Lopez and Congressman Chris Gibson Saturday at the Richmondville Day Parade. I was very disappointed that Sean Eldridge didn't make it. You want to represent us and you ask us to keep an open mind on you since you are not from the area yet you can't be bothered to show up to meet us, the voters in a non structured setting. That does not bode well for earning my vote.

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