Lowville native Brian McGrath wants M...

Lowville native Brian McGrath wants McHugh's job

There are 79 comments on the Watertown Daily Times story from Jul 25, 2009, titled Lowville native Brian McGrath wants McHugh's job. In it, Watertown Daily Times reports that:

A Lowville native and New York City attorney will seek the Democratic nomination for the 23rd Congressional District seat.

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mockingbird 13

United States

#1 Jul 28, 2009
I graduated with Brian and think its great he wants to get involved and help fix some of the problems within the govt that affects us here. He was a smart kid in high school and a nice guy. I think he will do a great job.
pleased

Syracuse, NY

#2 Jul 28, 2009
i also graduated with Brian and think he would be great for the job. he's a nice guy but i think he will do what is fair for the north country, plus having been raised here, he knows first hand what the issues are. that'll help a lot. Good luck Brian!!
Too funny

Utica, NY

#3 Jul 28, 2009
I went to school with Brian as well...who are you people...lol...I bet I know both of you!
Glenfielder

United States

#4 Jul 28, 2009
Well, hey make that 4 of us.lol.....
Good Luck Brian!
Too funny wrote:
I went to school with Brian as well...who are you people...lol...I bet I know both of you!
pleased

United States

#5 Jul 29, 2009
Too funny wrote:
I went to school with Brian as well...who are you people...lol...I bet I know both of you!
my initials were ML when we graduated in 1993. hope that helps you out.
website

New York, NY

#6 Aug 6, 2009
voter

North Bay, NY

#7 Aug 7, 2009
I'm not from here, I don't know this candidate. Is he married, any children? Does he live here in Lowville? I looked on his web page, but nothing is mentioned about him with a family, only that he lived in NYC for 9 years. Any info?
Family

United States

#8 Aug 8, 2009
His Bio is on the website. Moved back to Lowville, Bio says he has big family, including eleven nieces and nephews.
voter

North Bay, NY

#9 Aug 9, 2009
Family wrote:
His Bio is on the website. Moved back to Lowville, Bio says he has big family, including eleven nieces and nephews.
Ok, I read that part. I was thinking wife? His own children, not nieces or nephews, Immediate family members. Or does he not have any? Just wondering...
sick of Albany

Ilion, NY

#10 Sep 5, 2009
The absolute last thing we need in Albany is another Democrat.
lowvillenative

Miami Beach, FL

#11 Jun 25, 2010
According to another blog, Brian was married to a Jamaican man in a ceremony in California within the last couple of years. He has not worked full time as a lawyer since being laid off by a firm in NYC where he was an associate for many years. His spouse lives in Chicago while going to acting school. Brian lives in NYC other than the time he comes to Lowville to campaign. This information is not substantiated, but I've seen some of this reported on more than one site.
pleased

United States

#12 Jun 25, 2010
who cares if a candidate is married or has children? does that make them a better person than someone else, not in my book. i've known Brian since highschool and he's got my vote. Good luck Brian, i'm looking forward to how this goes for you.
registered voter

Auburn, NY

#13 Jun 25, 2010
lowvillenative wrote:
According to another blog, Brian was married to a Jamaican man in a ceremony in California within the last couple of years. He has not worked full time as a lawyer since being laid off by a firm in NYC where he was an associate for many years. His spouse lives in Chicago while going to acting school. Brian lives in NYC other than the time he comes to Lowville to campaign. This information is not substantiated, but I've seen some of this reported on more than one site.
I was called about his candidacy by a pollster who spoke about him being openly gay. I was asked if that made a difference. I could care less. But he will not get the seat he seeks. He is too damn liberal. We don't need more like him.
Ha ha

Dallas, TX

#14 Jun 26, 2010
registered voter wrote:
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I was called about his candidacy by a pollster who spoke about him being openly gay. I was asked if that made a difference. I could care less. But he will not get the seat he seeks. He is too damn liberal. We don't need more like him.
so you were called by a pollster big deal nobody asked you to post on here I also went to school with Brian he's a great guy and truely cares about what goes on here. He's got my vote also :) good luck Brian !!!!
NYLights

AOL

#15 Jun 26, 2010
Anonymous is right! Anyone who thinks Brian McGrath is a political outsider should talk to the residents of the luxury condominium in Manhattan where, as Board President for 3 1/2 years he is best known for his abuse of power, abuse of employees, lack of transparancy, and dictatorship! This is a man who sent out a letter to all residents of the building threatening to fine anyone who disparaged him $500!

I don't have a problem with his sexuality, marital status or anything personal, but I do have a problem with the dishonesty. If he is claiming to live in the North Country, then why is he still on the Condo Board of his building?
lowvillegirl

Fort Plain, NY

#16 Jun 26, 2010
I need to know a lot more about his dealings while he was in NYC before I decide if he has our best interests at heart. He hasn't lived here in a very long time...does he even know our concerns or what we struggle with on a daily basis as residents?

If NYLights is correct in their claims, then he already sounds like someone who I don't want representing me or my family.

We certainly don't need anymore liberal representation and we certainly don't need any more dishonest representation.

I'll be checking up on Brian McGrath....as well as anyone else who throws their hat in the ring.
Anonymous

Miami Beach, FL

#17 Jun 26, 2010
Dear Lowvillegirl,
Wish there had been MORE people like you living in the luxury condo that Brian McGrath has ran for so long. I would attach my name to my blog posts, but like most people who live or lived at The Link at 310 West 52nd Street NY, are terrified of his retaliatory ways, and believe me they can be severe. As Board President, he presided over a brand-new building with multi-million-dollar apartments that had numerous floods. Brian didn't care about these displaced residents or any other problems other than ones that affected him and his spouse. Staff members were abused and bullied. He hand picked a condo lawyer, who basically functioned as his own personal lawyer with the condo's funds. To this day he keeps the residents from seeing the billing from this lawyer even though it has run into the hundreds of thousands. This has all gone on while he himself was out of work (let go by his law firm). When he ran for office, he said the same thing he is saying now that he was an "outsider" to politics. He was charming and seemed trustworthy, but don't let this man fool you.
Interesting

Dallas, TX

#18 Jun 26, 2010
I doubt he's trying to fool anyone
homo too

Auburn, NY

#19 Jun 27, 2010
I like him. He is great. I will vote for him. I understand where he is coming from. I like New York City too. I am for gay marriage like he is.
lowvillegirl

Riparius, NY

#20 Jun 27, 2010
homo too wrote:
I like him. He is great. I will vote for him. I understand where he is coming from. I like New York City too. I am for gay marriage like he is.
See and it is people like you who don't do your homework and don't really look at a candidates resume before you vote them into office. You understand where he is coming from? Im not sure what that statement means. You like New York City? Well, I do too, but what does that have to do with Mr. McGrath's ability to be in political office.

I am a proponent of gay rights, but that does not mean I will vote for a candidate just because we agree on one issue. I want to know what he will do about our TAX situation and about our UNEMPLOYMENT issues. THAT IS WHAT VOTERS IN THIS AREA SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT!

I hope that we look at ALL of the information we can about anyone who is running for office before we form opinions and make snap judegements. Have we all gotten so lazy and indifferent to do just that? I HOPE NOT!

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