Democratic Party Chairpersons and State Committee representatives of the 132nd New York Assembly District form candidate search and vetting committee ahead of 2020 election

Watkins Glen, NY, January 20, 2020: For Immediate Release

Members of the New York State Democratic Committee and Chairpersons from counties within the New York 132nd Assembly District have formed a candidate search and vetting committee with the express aim of finding a Democratic candidate to run for the seat ahead of the 2020 General Election in November.

The 132nd Assembly District includes the entirety of Yates and Schuyler counties, as well as portions of Seneca, Steuben, and Chemung counties. Currently, the district is represented by Phil Palmesano who is completing his fifth term in office having run unopposed in several of his re-election campaigns.

Joseph Welch, Chairperson of the Corning City Democratic Committee said, “Democrats around our district are making great advances in recent years. Our group decided that we need a more structured process by which qualified candidates may enter State Assembly races. Simply put, for any Democrat who is serious about advancing to state office, we are here to help them.” The committee seeks candidates who have a strong personal and professional background within the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. The candidate should value public service, community volunteerism, and should have the best interests of the district in mind. Additionally, a successful candidate will be energetic, skilled in meeting new people, and prepared to fundraise for the needs of their campaign.

This district is seen as key in regard to policy relating to the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier economic regions, especially in terms of agriculture, small business development, and tourism.  Chair of the Chemung County Democratic Committee Dora Leland expressed excitement, “This is a critical time for NY Assembly District 132. We recognize the important of electing officials that are responsive to the needs of the people of this area. We are excited to organize efforts to recruit officials that will advocate for all of the people in District 132.”

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