Congressman sworn in for third term

WASHINGTON?- U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, was sworn in Thursday as representative for the newly drawn 21st Congressional District of New York.

“I am excited to return to Congress in service to New York and hopeful for what we can accomplish in the months ahead,” Owens said in a news release. “Our congressional district spans over 16,000 square miles of New York state. However, throughout the district the issues remain very much the same: creating jobs, building an environment where small businesses and family farmers can get ahead and helping New York take advantage of every opportunity to grow the local economy.”

Owens’ district encompasses 12 counties, including all of Fulton and Hamilton counties and portions of Herkimer and Saratoga counties. In addition to existing offices in Plattsburgh and Watertown, Owens announced he would soon open an office in Glens Falls. This will be his third term in Congress.

“I will continue to travel the district and stay in touch so I can better represent the district in Washington,” Owens said in the release.