Updated: February 15, 2020 02:24 PM
Created: February 15, 2020 06:37 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - A candidate has emerged for the 131st New York State Assembly District seat which includes Ontario County and part of Seneca County.
According to our partners at the Messenger Post, Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan announced his run for the seat on Friday.
"Over the last year we have seen the consequences of one party, progressive control over our state government," Gallahan stated in a release Friday. "From bail reform to bag bans, (Governor Andrew) Cuomo and the Albany progressives are failing us. It's time to stand up for upstate and I look forward to fighting side by side with Senator (Pam) Helming for the values we share. Out of touch politicians are turning the Empire State into an empty state. It's time to start New York's comeback and that begins with sending new people with real-world experience to Albany."
The current seat is filled by Assemblyman Brian Kolb who announced earlier this week that he would not be running for re-election this year. On New Year's Eve, Kolb was arrested for a DWI after crashing a state-owned SUV into a ditch near his home on County Road 41 in Victor. Kolb stepped down as Assembly minority leader three days later.
Gallahan was elected town supervisor in 2009 and is already seeing support from the Republican, Conservative and Independent parties, according to the Messenger Post.
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