Rep. Tonko (D-Amsterdam) was first elected in 2008 replacing longtime Congressman Mike McNulty. He currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committees in Washington. Jim Fischer, of Ballston, owns Crystal Clear Communications, a wireless firm in the Capital Region.
Panel includes Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler of New York NOW , Jenna Flannagan of the Innovation Trail, and Mark Mahoney of the Daily Gazette.
This is the fourth consecutive election cycle WMHT has conducted a debate for this district. You can watch 2012's broadcast between Rep. Tonko and challenger Bob Dieterich here.