Former Spa City public safety chief wants to challenge Stefanik

A former Saratoga Springs public safety commissioner is the latest Democrat to announce a run for Rep. Elise Stefanik’s seat in Congress. 

Ronald Kim, of Queensbury, said Monday he will seek the Democratic nomination so he can challenge Stefanik, a second-term Republican congresswoman from Essex County, in 2018.

“I am running for Congress because the residents of the 21st cannot tolerate Elise Stefanik’s continued refusal to meet with constituents on the fundamental right to healthcare, and they certainly cannot afford her support of a healthcare law that would strip health insurance from almost 100,000 residents of the North Country,” Kim said in a prepared statement. “Even Donald Trump called Stefanik’s support of this bill ‘mean.’”