Governor officially sets April 28 for special election in 27th Congressional District

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 February 2020 at 2:01 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today issued a proclamation setting an April 28 special election date for the 27th Congressional District, which includes Orleans and seven other counties.

The seat was vacated on Sept. 30 by Chris Collins, who has since been sentenced to 26 months in prison for insider trading and lying to the FBI.

Three candidates so far have been backed for the special election. Nate McMurray has the Democratic and Working Families backing, while State Sen. Chris Jacobs has the Republican line and Duane Whitmer is running with the Libertarian Party.

The governor also set April as a special election to fill three vacant Assembly seats (12th District in Suffolk County, 31st District in Queens, and 36th District in Monroe County) and one State Senate position (50th District in Onondaga and Cayuga counties).

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