CARMEL, N.Y. -- Carmel Town Board Member Suzi McDonough announced her intent to seek election to the New York State Assembly seat serving Putnam, Somers and Yorktown now held by Steve Katz.
“The response over the past few months has been overwhelming, and I am officially declaring my candidacy for State Assembly," McDonough said in a statement. "We are excited to run a positive campaign with a conservative message and bring the people’s voice to Albany.”
McDonough's announcement comes just after Katz announced he will not seek re-election in November.
McDonough, a life-long Mahopac resident, began exploring the idea of running for State Assembly in June. Since then she has launched her own website and hosted "Coffees with Suzi" in several towns.
“As a local leader I know that each town in this district has it’s own issues and concerns, and I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and dig into the details," McDonough said. "Putnam and Westchester families deserve a respected conservative voice in Albany to watch out for our families, our communities and our state."
In the coming months, McDonough also plans to host several Town Hall meetings.
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