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Eye on NY: Why Rep. John Katko invited Oswego woman to attend State of the Union

The mother of an Oswego teen who died in 2012 after using synthetic marijuana will be U.S. Rep. John Katko’s guest at President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.

Teresa Woolson, of Oswego, said Katko, R-Camillus, called and invited her to attend the address before a joint session of Congress. Members of Congress are each permitted to bring one guest to the event.

“I was quite humbled to be asked,” Woolson said in a phone interview Thursday. “I’m very excited.”

Katko said he invited Woolson to highlight the need to combat synthetic drugs. Woolson’s son, Victor, drowned in Lake Ontario after he smoked synthetic marijuana.

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