Kim bows out of Congressional bid

QUEENSBURY — The field of Democratic candidates vying for their party’s nomination for the 21st Congressional District seat was narrowed over the weekend from eight to seven.

Ronald Kim of Queensbury dropped out of the race Sunday. Remaining Democrats trying to upseat two-term, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, are: Tedra Cobb of Canton, Dylan Ratigan of Lake Placid, David Mastrianni of Saratoga Springs, Don Boyajian of Cambridge, Katie Wilson of Keene, Patrick Nelson of Stillwater; and Emily Martz of Saranac Lake.

“It was a great pleasure and wonderful opportunity to campaign for the past six months for the Democratic nomination for NY 21,” Kim stated in a news release. “I have been inspired by the patriotism and activism of the thousands of individuals throughout this beautiful district who I have had the privilege to meet and come to know. I am especially indebted to my supporters and volunteers who interrupted their busy lives to assist me financially and otherwise to carry my message of ‘Working to Unite America’ to residents of the North Country.”

The 21st Congressional District includes all or parts of Fulton, Hamilton, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington counties.