Croton's Justin Wagner Declares State Sen. Challenge to Ball

Citing a dedication to the Hudson Valley’s middle class, local litigator Justin Wagner has announced his candidacy for New York State Senate, District 40.

Cortlandt resident Justin Wagner announced his candidacy for the New York State Senate this morning, citing the distressed economy and ongoing lack of jobs in the Hudson Valley.

Wagner will be running in the 2012 election for the 40th District senate seat against incumbent Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson), who Wagner says has been pushing a Tea Party agenda that is out of touch with the moderate Hudson Valley region.

“Primarily I think that opportunities for middle class families in the district have been declining and the state government is doing very little to address those needs,” Wagner told Patch.

“For too many years, bitter partisan politics have kept New York State
from making vital investments in job growth, infrastructure, and
education, all of which deeply impact the middle class,” Wagner said.  

Wagner, who is 30 years old, grew up in LaGrange, Dutchess County and has lived in Croton-on-Hudson with his wife and daughter for the last two years. He works as an attorney specializing in commercial litigation and serves as a Democratic District Leader in Cortlandt, a community organizer for Organizing for America and has been active in advocating for fair and independent redistricting.

Although he never ran for office in New York, Wagner ran for and was elected to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Washington, DC. He served a two-year term as the neighborhood commissioner.

“I’m not a professional politician, but I know we need a State Senator who will work with Governor Cuomo to put this economy back on the right footing, while at the same time fixing the way Albany operates.  The time for partisan bickering and political games is over.”

District 40 includes northern Westchester County (including Croton, Cortlandt, Yorktown, Mount Kisco and Bedford), all of Putnam County and part of Dutchess County.

You can visit Wagner’s website at www.JustinWagner2012.com for more information.

jo September 23, 2011 at 03:23 PM
hear that Bill and John... regular folks "seeing" the truth... its a snowball gaining strenght... thankfully
Francis T McVetty September 25, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Bill, the Bush administration warned the congress about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but Chris Dodd and Barney Frank said there was nothing to worry about.They said that these institutions were in great shape. We now see how wrong they were.So don't go out there and blame Bush for their failures. You can blame Bush for NOT pushing harder for changes in the lending procedures.
VIC April 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Walden Macnair April 27, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Francis, There you go again. We've had the teaparty in power and what they've accomplished is being obstructionists and unwilling to compromise on anything . Well here's Mr. Wagner, a reasonable person who has reasonable views. He's not extreme left or extreme right but your knee jerk reaction is that he's, "another Obama". Is it better to have things done wrong? Well if your definition of wrong is anyone that doesn't agree with you then the answer is yes. We all have different views of what is right and wrong but until the far right learns to compromise, we're going to have to put them all on the unemployment roles this November. I'm looking forward to this election and I think Mr Wagner has come forward at a time when he can definitely win.
Sinoper April 27, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Dow Jones Industrial Average: Jan 20, 2009 7,949.09 Apr 26, 2012 13,204.62 You should get your facts straight jo " check the market lately....IRAS WIPED OUT"


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