Tenney Begins Second Term In State Assembly
New Hartford, NY (WIBX) - After securing her second term in the State Assembly, Claudia Tenney is already looking forward to going back to work.
Among Tenney's first orders of business? Getting to her constituents better.
"It's not like it's in my back yard, like Oneida County is," Tenney said. "I've lived in Oneida County my entire life. I know the people, I know the towns, I know the roads and it's all new for me driving all over. Thanks to my GPS and a lot of repetition I've even figured out a bunch of shortcuts."
The 101st district covers parts of seven counties, including Oneida, Herkimer, Orange and Sullivan. Though the scenery has changed, Tenney says the issues have stayed the same, especially the schools.
"Some of these school districts that I have now, like I had before, are very similar," Tenney said. "They tend to be in rural districts and they are high need. So, many of those districts' needs are the same and just getting resources to them."
Tenney says she will also continue working to reduce government spending, reform Medicaid and provide more assistance to seniors.