(WETM) – Former New York City 22nd Congressional District congressman Anthony Brindisi announced on Thursday that he would not run for his old seat in 2022.
Brindisi, a Democrat from Utica, lost a very slim race to Republican Claudia Tenney in a race that took months for election officials to certify.
“I have called Upstate New York my home all my life and it has been a true honor to serve the people of New York’s 22nd Congressional District. We’ve accomplished a lot in just two years, from expanding mental health care to our veterans and active duty personnel, to ensuring that our tax dollars go to support manufacturing and employment in the United States. It is a crucial time in the life of my children, with my son starting high school and his daughter entering her last year of primary school. I missed a lot and want to be closer to my family. I have decided that I will no longer be representing myself at Congress in 2022. I want to thank everyone for their continued support and I know that I will always be an advocate for this community, whether I am a member of Congress, a member of the Assembly. , neighbor or friend.
The status of New York’s 22nd Congressional District remains on hold as a redistribution looms over the state amid declining population. Congressman Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd Congressional District has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2022 amid a sexual assault allegation in the Washington Post.
No candidate has officially tossed his hat in the ring for New York’s 23 as the state examines redistribution possibilities. Chemung County Director Christopher Moss, a Republican, told 18 News he is considering running, but plans to run for a second term as county director.
Chairman of the Republican Party of Steuben County Joe sempolinski says he’s also considering a 23rd Congressional District campaign.
This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.