PLATTSBURGH — Republican voters will get to choose their candidate for the U.S. Senate race in Tuesday’s primary.
The field features three candidates from downstate vying for the chance to take on incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in November.
Wendy Long is a Manhattan attorney who is a member of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Justice Advisory Committee. She also worked on the Judicial Confirmation Network to promote public education about the proper role of the judiciary under the Constitution.
She was involved in the confirmation process of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.
Another candidate is George Maragos, comptroller for Nassau County on Long Island.
He has 35 years of experience in management, in banking and the consulting and information-systems fields.
Maragos as born in Greece, emigrated to Montreal and then to the United States, where he became a citizen in 1985.
Bob Turner is also running. A congressman from Brooklyn/Queens, he won a special election last September.
Turner spent 40 years in the television industry, serving as president and chief executive officer of Pearson PLC’s North American Television Operations.
He also was president and CEO of Multimedia Entertainment.
Some of the TV shows Turner has been involved with include “Baywatch,” “Family Feud,” “To Tell The Truth,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “The Sally Jesse Raphael Show,” “The Jerry Springer Show,” “Fame,” “In Search Of” and “Rush Limbaugh.”
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