Jacobs will be sworn in as congressman today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 July 2020 at 9:33 am

Chris Jacobs

Chris Jacobs is scheduled to take the oath of office this morning as the area’s new congressman.

The 27th Congressional District has been without a representative since Chris Collins resigned on Sept. 30.

Jacobs won a June 23 special election against Nate McMurray.  The two will face off again in November for a full two-year term. The district includes eight counties in Western New York, including Orleans.

Jacobs is giving up a seat as state senator to serve in Congress. He has previously been Erie County clerk and a member of the Buffalo Board of Education.

Jacobs won Orleans County with 4,068 votes to 2,069 for McMurray. That includes in-person voting and absentee ballots.

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