Gia Arnold re-enters state senate race

Staff Reports Posted 22 August 2014 at 12:00 am

LOCKPORT – Gia Arnold has announced that she will resume her campaign for the state senate seat currently held by George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane. Maziarz issued a statement in July stating he would not seek re-election.

Earlier this month Arnold announced that she would suspend her campaign after she admitted to having an extramartial affair. At that point it was too late to remove her name from the ballot for the Sept. 9 Republican Primary.

The Buffalo News has reported that Arnold is reconsidering her withdrawl after many of her supporters reached out encouraging Arnold to stay in the race for the 62nd district seat. (Click here to see the Buffalo News article.)

“To say that I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and well wishes, would be an understatement.” Arnold said.

“When I made my announcement last week, I never fathomed the hundreds of texts, calls and emails that I received, almost all of which called for me to stay in this race and fight what truth, honesty and what is right for our senate district. For me, telling the truth and being honest with my supporters and the citizens is the most important aspect of running for and representing the people, even if it means losing some support and not helping myself,” she added.