The people of Hoosick Falls have been critical of the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, to say the least. That’s something Cynthia Nixon hopes will have residents voting for her in the Democratic primary.
On Wednesday, she made her first stop in Hoosick Falls since announcing her gubernatorial candidacy. She met with residents before holding a press conference at the Delaney House.
The discussion centered around PFOA contamination and concerns residents still have about the state’s response.
"Our state government, not only were they slow to move, what was discovered was that our state department of health already knew that the water was contaminated for at least a year,” Nixon said.
Nixon says companies such as Saint Gobain need to be held responsible for the contamination. Those at Wednesday’s discussion were largely supportive. They agree with her message and say they are appreciative Nixon fame so soon after announcing her candidacy.
“You have someone like Cynthia Nixon, who just announced her candidacy just a short time ago and has taken the time out of her day to come out here to Hoosick Falls to support me, to support my daughter and to support our family,” said Michele Baker, a Hoosick Falls resident. "Absolutely thrilled that she is here."
Those who went to the Delaney House say they were encouraged by Nixon’s remarks. But not everyone in town is excited. One resident told Spectrum News he isn’t convinced she’s the right person to be governor.