Senator Dan Stec was elected to serve the constituents of the 45th Senate District in 2020. His district includes all of Essex and Warren Counties, the Towns of Corinth, Day, Hadley and Edinburgh in Saratoga County as well as the Towns of Dresden, Fort Ann, Granville, Hampton, Hebron, Putnam and Whitehall in Washington County.
Stec has worked tirelessly on the critical issues New York State faces. He has been a champion for ethics reform in Albany and played a critical role in gaining first passage of a Constitutional Amendment that would provide for stripping corrupt officials of their state taxpayer funded pensions.
Stec has been a leader on Adirondack issues. As the ranking member of the Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee, he played a key role in three additional Constitutional Amendments important to the Adirondacks.
Stec has worked to reduce the tax and regulatory burden that has hampered individuals and businesses for years in New York State, to provide needed financial and mandate relief for our schools and municipalities and to improve essential infrastructure like roads, bridges, water, wastewater and broadband internet services.
A dedicated public servant, Stec brings valuable local government experience to the State Assembly. He got his start in Queensbury Town government – first on the zoning board and then for two terms as a Town Councilman. He served for nine years as Queensbury Town Supervisor – the last two of these as Chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. As Queensbury Town Supervisor, Dan Stec returned almost $10 million to local taxpayers in the form of rebates.
Stec worked his way through Clarkson University while studying to earn his BS in Chemical Engineering, including one summer in Essex County at the International Paper Company in Ticonderoga. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy nuclear power program, serving for eight years as a nuclear engineer onboard the USS Truxtun, and was stationed in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. While serving in the Navy he earned an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
Assemblyman Stec has announced his candidacy to represent the 45th State Senate District following Senator Betty Little’s announcement that she will be retiring at the end of 2020.
Stec was born and raised in Queensbury by his father, a retired NYS Forest Ranger who also served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and by his mother, a retired secretary from Queensbury High School. Dan has been married to his college sweetheart, Hilary, for over 29 years and together they have one son, Peter.