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Former Ibero leader considering a run for state Senate

July 29, 2019 12:17 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The former president and CEO of the Ibero-American Action League has announced she is considering running for New York's 56th State Senate district.

After 40 years, Hilda Rosario Escher stepped down from her position with Ibero at the end of 2018. She said she expects to make a decision "in the months ahead." 

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"We need to ensure that our leaders in Albany are committed to educating our future, committed to promoting economic growth and prosperity, committed to investing more state aid into the region, and committed to enhancing Rochester and Monroe County for young adults to move here and stay to raise a family," Escher said in a statement released Monday.

The 56th District seat is currently held by Republican Joe Robach. The district includes parts of Rochester and Brighton, Clarkson, Gates, Greece, Hamlin and Parma. 

Earlier this year, Escher was a guest on News10NBC's Rochester in Focus. She spoke with host Brennan Somers about her time serving Rochester’s Latino community, accomplishments, and thoughts on running for public office. 

Escher released the following statement on her possible run for state Senate:

“My career has been dedicated to building stronger, fairer, and more prosperous communities throughout Rochester and Monroe County, and I am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together. When I stepped down as Ibero’s CEO, I made clear that serving our community would remain a priority. We need to ensure that our leaders in Albany are committed to educating our future, committed to promoting economic growth and prosperity, committed to investing more state aid into the region, and committed to enhancing Rochester and Monroe County for young adults to move here and stay to raise a family. In the months ahead, I look forward to continuing to talk with people throughout the district about all of these issues, and discussing the possibility of representing them in the New York State Senate.”

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