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Dan Maffei

“I know how challenging life is for middle-class families in Central and Upstate New York. I’m running for Congress to take our economy in a new direction so we can get real results for our community.”
Born and raised in upstate New York, Dan Maffei understands the challenges facing the people of the 25th Congressional District. He is dedicated to making the government work for ordinary citizens and will be a tireless advocate on behalf of his community. 21st Century Democrats is excited to be part of the effort to elect Dan Maffei and confident that he will be an excellent representative for the people of central New York.

Born and raised in Syracuse, after graduating from college, he returned home to be a reporter and producer for Syracuse’s Channel 9 News. He covered numerous stories important to the Central New York community including: the closing of important factories, job losses, the need for more high-tech development, and the economic and environmental pressures on farming, hunting and fishing.

Public service has always been a big part of Maffei’s life. Growing up, his parents were both social workers. He has worked for former Senators Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, on the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House Representatives, and for Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll.

Through his years working for some of New York’s most effective and respected public servants, Maffei learned the importance of integrity, service and honor. He has made it a cornerstone of his campaign to find incentives for American companies to keep manufacturing jobs here at home. He is ready to invest in alternative and renewable forms of energy and end our dependence on foreign oil. And he is committed to providing our brave veterans with the services they need here at home.

Dan Maffei is committed to creating new jobs, promoting energy independence, ensuring universal health care coverage, and ending the disastrous Iraq War. He will work to provide immediate relief from soaring energy prices and prevent oil companies from profiteering while fighting for permanent middle-class tax cuts to help families in challenging economic times. Finally, Maffei will help businesses create new jobs by encouraging public-private development partnerships and focus government spending on new investments in transportation, bridges, schools, healthcare, and technology to modernize the backbone of our economy and stoke future innovation.

21st Century Democrats is excited to support Dan Maffei as he runs to represent New York’s 25th district and convinced that he will continue to continue to fight for communities in New York and throughout America.

Race Facts

Race Type: Open Seat (currently Republican)
Primary Election Opponent: None
Primary Election Date: September 9, 2008
Primary Election Result: Undecided
General Election Opponents: Republican Dale Sweetland
General Election Date: November 4, 2008
General Election Result: Won, 46.0% – 33.1%


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