Anthony Brindisi will not run for Congress in 2022

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(WETM) – Former New York 22nd Congressional District Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Thursday he will not run for his old seat in 2022.

Brindisi, a Democrat from Utica, lost a razor-thin race to Republican Claudia Tenney in a race that took months for election officials to certify.

“I’ve called Upstate New York my home my entire life and it was a true honor serving the people of New York’s 22nd Congressional district. We accomplished a lot in two short years — from expanding mental health care for our veterans and active duty personnel to ensuring our tax dollars go towards supporting American manufacturing and jobs. This is a crucial time in my kids’ lives, with my son starting high school and daughter entering her final year of elementary school. I’ve missed a lot, and want to be closer to my family. I’ve decided I will not be running for Congress again in 2022. I want to thank everyone for their continued support, and know that I’ll still be an advocate for this community, regardless of if I’m a Congressman, Assemblyman, neighbor or friend.”

The status of the 22nd Congressional District in New York remains up in the air as redistricting looms over the state amid a drop in population. Congressman Tom Reed of the NY 23rd Congressional District announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2022 amid a sexual assault allegation in The Washington Post.

Rep. Tom Reed apologizes after sexual misconduct allegations; won’t run for Governor, re-election

No candidates have officially thrown their hats into the ring for the New York 23rd as the state looks at redistricting possibilities. Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss, a Republican, told 18 News he is considering running, but that he plans to run for a second term as County Executive.

Steuben County Republican Party Chairman Joe Sempolinski says he is also considering a 23rd Congressional District campaign.

Who will represent the Southern Tier in Congress after Tom Reed retires?

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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