What happens to the New York 27th Congressional District seat?

Updated: October 01, 2019 05:19 AM
Created: September 30, 2019 04:49 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — With Rep. Chris Collins' resignation and expected guilty plea, the question becomes: What will happen to the seat he held in Congress? 

Much of if and when a special election will take place for the seat resides with Governor Andrew Cuomo.


After the death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter in March 2018, a primary election was called, and then Governor Cuomo called a special election in November with a vote to fill the remainder of Slaughter's term and a vote to fill the seat for the next term. 

The 25th Congressional District was, as a result, left without representation for about eight months until Joe Morelle won both elections.

There has been no word yet from Gov. Cuomo on how filling Collins' seat will be handled. 

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