Republican Chad Lupinacci had big shoes to fill when he took over the seat formerly held by Jim Conte who died from cancer in 2012, and has done an admirable job working as a freshman in the minority.
Lupinacci first wet his feet as an elected official when he won a seat on the South Huntington school board, and brings a concern for education issues to his role as Assemblyman. He is concerned with fixing the missteps caused by a poor rollout of the Common Core curriculum by the State Education Department. He also has ideas for bringing jobs to the region, in particular to the 110 corridor.
Democratic candidate Dominic Feeney has not run a very active campaign. Although he brings the experience of many years in the public sector, Feeney offers no compelling reason for change.
We endorse Chad Lupinacci.