Updated: January 25, 2020 06:29 PM
Created: January 25, 2020 05:48 PM
VARYSBURG, N.Y. (WHEC)— The eight Republican chairs in New York's 27th Congressional District are endorsing State Senator Chris Jacobs to run in a special election to fill the seat once held by Chris Collins.
In a press release Saturday, the chairs touted Jacobs, who represents the 60th district in the New York State Senate, as a "champion for the Taxpayers of Western New York." They noted his background in the private sector as well as his service on the Buffalo School Board, Erie County Clerk, and his current State Senate position.
The 27th District covers all of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties, as well as part of Erie, Ontario, Monroe and Niagara Counties.
Jacobs was one of five Republicans interviewed by the chairs. The others included State Senator Robert Ortt, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mchyajliw; as well as Jeffry Freeland and Beth Parlato.
Nate McMurray is the only Democrat running for the seat.
A special election for the seat is expected to be held on April 28.
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