Why would someone running for office in upstate New York be trolling the canyons of Wall Street for political contributions? Good question. One candidate you won't see turning to the big political action committees is Patti Southworth. Where you will see her is out at local community events getting to know the people she wants to represent in the state Senate. If you've ever wondered why an individual, not a big business owner, would want to contribute to a political campaign, I urge you to check out Southworthforsenate.com or, better yet, keep your eyes open and you'll be bound to meet Patti yourself.