Central New York Congressman Will Not Run for Re-Election

Congressman Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) announced last week that he will not run for re-election in 2016. He has represented the state’s 22nd Congressional District, which covers much of Central New York, since 2011.  The district, which stretches from part of Oswego County bordering Lake Ontario to the north to the Pennsylvania state line on the south, includes Binghamton, Utica and Cortland.

Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (R- New Hartford) has already announced that she plans to run for the seat in 2016. Other potential candidates include State Senator Joe Griffo (R- Rome) and Republican Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr.