Former Spa City official enters congressional race

Spa City attorney and former City Council member Ron Kim has joined a growing list of Democrats seeking their party’s endorsement to challenge U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, in 2018.

Kim, 58, was public safety commissioner from 2006-10, and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2009 when he lost to Republican Scott Johnson.

His primary residence is now on Glen Lake in Queensbury, although he still keeps a home and practices law in Saratoga Springs.

“Elise Stefanik refuses to meet with her constituents about healthcare,” Kim said. “She would not have a town hall meeting during the run-up to this bill. You can’t govern if you’re not going to meet with your constituents.”