A former St. Lawrence County Democratic chairman is the latest to enter a field of candidates for the 21st Congressional District seat now held by Bill Owens.
Burke is no stranger to politics having been a former county Democratic chair and a candidate for New York Lieutenant Governor, an early contender in the 1992 presidential race and a 1993 congressional candidate.
"We have to come up with new ideas and new thoughts to get, not only the country moving," he said, "but also the north country."
"Officials in Washington are so busy fighting each other with their egos that they've forgotten why they're there and what they've come from," he said. "A citizen government is what we should have."
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Watertown, NY
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