Matt Doheny, Republican Congressional candidate for the 21st Congressional District of New York, was in Old Forge on Sunday, July 29 to kick off the tourism week portion of his 50 Businesses in 50 Days Campaign.
Doheny, his wife Mary, and staffer Maureen McAuliffe arrived at the Old Forge Information Center on Sunday to take a tour of area hot spots which included Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Souvenir Village, the Naked Moose, and Tony Harper’s, as well as to talk with area business owners, residents, and tourists.
Among those Doheny met with during the afternoon were Town of Webb Publicity Director Mike Farmer, Herkimer County Legislator Patrick Russell and owner of the Naked Moose, business owners Tim Noonan, Dick Bird, Chip Kiefer, Joan Marks and longtime Old Forge residents Bob and Lois Lowenberg.
“Matt Doheny’s campaigning district includes the entire North Country and the resort areas of Lake Placid and Lake George.
The fact that he picked Old Forge over those other areas to launch the tourism phase of his campaign is really significant,” Farmer said.
Visits to Lake Placid and Lake George followed this past week.
As part of his 50 in 50 Tour, Doheny will visit many different segments of the district to meet with residents and business owners who are helping to drive the economy.
Each week of his tour will focus on a different facet of industry: tourism, agriculture, health care, technology and communications, and manufacturing.
“We thought it was very important to stop in a great area like Old Forge where tourism is a critical part of the local economy,” Doheny said. Continue reading