Watertown – – Alexandria Bay native and Watertown resident Matt Doheny recently attended the second of four 23rd
Congressional district regional committee meetings. The meeting was held in Oneida County and was hosted by the Madison, Oneida and Oswego County Republican committees.
The meetings are being held to interview candidates interested in running for the Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John McHugh. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, July 7th in Speculator, which Doheny also attended.
“The fair and open process the Republican Chairs have developed to fill this seat is exactly what our party needs and the voters deserve. I am happy to be a part of it,” Doheny said.
For the past several weeks Doheny has been criss-crossing the expansive 23rd Congressional district, meeting with political leaders, elected officials and voters.
At the meeting, Doheny emphasized his business experience, the right approach to reviving our troubled economy and creating jobs, and his desire to serve the residents of the 23rd Congressional district.
“I’m not a career politician. I haven’t spent the better part of my professional life in places like Albany and Washington where every answer to every problem begins and ends with more spending, more regulation and more taxes,” Doheny told Republican leaders.
“Now, more than ever, we need a determined outsider with the right experience to help our economy recover and bring jobs back to the North Country, Southern Adirondacks, and Central New York.”
In addition to traveling the district, Doheny has spent the last several weeks building a professional campaign team and fundraising. He has already deposited close to $750,000 into his campaign account, putting in $500,000 of his own money and raising an additional $250,000 from individual donors.
“I am committed to keeping New York’s 23rd Congressional district in Republican hands and dedicating myself to the level of representation its citizens have come to expect from Congressman McHugh,” Doheny added.
Matt Doheny, 38, grew up in Alexandria Bay and graduated from Alexandria Central School, Allegheny College and Cornell Law School. After graduating from law school Matt practiced law at several firms, including Hancock & Eastbrook in Syracuse. For the last ten years he has worked in the financial industry helping and investing in large, troubled companies – turning them around so they could restructure, reinvest, save jobs and become profitable again.