Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NYS Senatorial Candidate Shawn Morse on UNIR1 Radio TONIGHT 7pmEST


Shawn M. Morse, a Cohoes Democrat and Chairman of the Albany County Legislature, has announced his candidacy to challenge incumbent State Senator Neil Breslin for the new 44th Senate District Seat which covers portions of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Morse has been a Cohoes firefighter for that past 23 years and has received the medal for bravery for rescuing a woman trapped in a burning building.
Shawn M. Morse is serving his third term in the Albany County Legislature as the representative of residents in the 17th Legislative District. The 17th district encompasses the down town area and eastern portion of the
City of Cohoes.
 Chairman Morse has been a tireless advocate for children and seniors during the past 8 years, sponsoring legislation protecting kids from sexual predators and fighting to keep the Albany County Nursing Home open for business. Morse has also been a strong advocate for the property tax payer, as he has been a tireless advocate for mandate relief from the state legislature. He has also enacted legislation.
He has authored a missing children's law, requiring missing children in Albany County be reported to Law Enforcement. Shawn also sponsored the Canadian prescription drug plan and prescription drug card plan saving the County 2 million dollars a year. Shawn has also co-authored the County's residency restrictions for sexual predators convicted of crimes against minors, prohibiting them from living within 1,000 feet of schools and childcare facilities, and worked for the enactment of legislation giving judges the option of ordering sex offenders to wear GPS electronic tracking devices as part of their probation. Shawn strongly opposed the State Berger Commission recommendations reducing the County's nursing home capacity from 450-250 beds, and personally interceded on behalf of families seeking the return of their loved ones sent to skilled nursing facilities out of state.

Morse remains active in his community lending his time to the Cohoes Girls Softball League, the Cohoes Community Center, the Cohoes Little League and other civic groups throughout the area.

He is the father of three children, Adrianna, Christopher and Madison and husband to Brenda Morse.

WEDNESDAY MAY 16th at 7pmEST.  Your chat questions are welcome!  DON'T MISS IT!

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