GHENT—Three candidates are running this November to represent the 107th District in the state Assembly. Incumbent Jake Ashby, a Republican, is running against Democrat Brittany Vogel and Libertarian Charles Senrick.
The 107th Assembly District includes the Columbia County towns of Kinderhook, Chatham, New Lebanon, Canaan, Austerlitz and Hillsdale. The majority of the district is in Rensselaer County and a small section of Washington County.
Enrollment data from February, the most recent available from the state Board of Elections, show Democrats with a plurality of about 3,000 voters in a district with 97,200 voters overall. But the second largest bloc of voters in the district comprises those who are registered with no party affiliation. Republicans are the third largest. There are also enough voters registered in the Conservative and Independence parties to make up for the smaller GOP enrollment. Read more…