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Robin Wilt to announce Democratic Party candidacy for 25th Congressional District

April 15, 2018 06:39 PM

Brighton Town Board Member Robin Wilt will announce her candidacy for New York's 25th Congressional District on Monday, officially joining the Democratic Party primary for the seat once held by the late Louise Slaughter.

The announcement will officially come at 5:30 p.m. at the 1872 Cafe. 

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“To continue Louise Slaughter’s progressive legacy, we need a Congresswoman who won’t sit back and wait, but who will go out and fight for progress,” said Wilt in a press release. “As a tested and unflinching advocate for the people of Monroe County, our woman-led campaign is ready to fight for the issues that matter most to our community: healthcare, economic equity, criminal justice reform and optimism and opportunity for our children.” 

Wilt also touted an early endorsement from ROCitizen, the local affiliate of Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution organization. 

Other candidates expected to run include fellow Democratic Party candidates State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, former TV journalist Rachel Barnhart, and Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden, as well as neurosurgeon Jim Maxwell, who is running as a Republican. Although not all of them have officially announced their candidacy, they have filed petitions with enough signatures to ensure they are on the ballot. Primaries for both parties will be June 26.

Wilt, a first-generation citizen of the United States, lives in Brighton. 

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