In the seventh district, where Democratic Assemblymen Herbert Conaway and Jack Conners are seeking re-election to seventh terms, the Courier-Post has endorsed the Republican challengers, former Beverly Councilwoman Leah Arter and former Westhampton Councilman Harry Adams.
"Conners and Conaway are veteran state legislators who've represented the 7th district well for more than a decade now. It is clear that they have a real passion for helping people in their district — Conners in particular, a retired banker who prides himself on spending time at the district legislative office as often as he can to aid constituents. If voters re-elected them for that reason, and for their commitment to helping veterans and supporting education and other social programs, we could certainly understand," the editorial said. "But where Conners and Conaway seem content in their roles in the Assembly dealing with more niche issues, and more comfortable with the number of expensive missions the state government has taken on, Arter and Adams seem eager to fully assert themselves on the most important issue — lowering taxes and cutting out of control government spending. That's why they get our endorsement."