Home › AllOTSEGO | Breaking News › THE FOOTHILLS DEBATES THE FOOTHILLS DEBATES 06/08/2016 AllOTSEGO, Breaking News THE FOOTHILLS DEBATES HEANEY VS. FASO The two Republican candidates to succeed U.S. Rep. Andrew Heaney, left, of Milbrook, who operates a oil distribution business, and John Faso, Kinderhook, a lawyer and former Assembly minority leader, debated for the first time of their campaigns this evening at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta. The two agreed that New York State’s economic climate is not good, and Heaney proposed going after entrenched interests, while Faso focused on regulatory change. Foothills’ black box theater was filled for the event, which was sponsored by the League of Women Voters’ Oneonta and Cooperstown chapter. Barbara Hein moderated this portion. TEACHOUT VS. YANDIK Democratic contenders for Gibson’s seat – Zephyr Teachout of Dover Plains, the author and Fordham law professor, and Will Yandik, an Ivy League grad, and farmer and town board member in Livingston, Ulster County – agreed on many issues, from the need for broad band to trade adjustments necessary to revive mid-size farms. When asked to define their differences, Teachout spoke to her successes in generating grass-roots campaigns on particular issues; Yandik said that, to win the 19th District, a candidate has to win the middle, and his roots and knowledge of the district would work in his favor. Stephanie Bauer of Cooperstown moderated. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com) DEMOCRAT AND GOP PRIMARIES ARE TUESDAY, JUNE 28 TO REVIEW LIVESTREAM BROADCASTS, CLICK HERE FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Related News: Puppets Take Over Foothills ornament at foothills First Night Frolics At Foothills!