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Assemblyman Explores NYS Senate Run

A Democratic assemblyman is exploring a run for the New York state Senate seat that has been in the Republican hands of a longtime state lawmaker. Assemblyman James Skoufis believes now is the time for change in the 39th district, where Bill Larkin serves as senator.

“I’m seriously considering looking at this seat,” Skoufis says. “I’ve set up now and opened an exploratory committee so that I’m able to raise funds for a potential candidacy.”

A spokesman for Larkin says the senator has every intention of running for re-election. He declined to comment on Skoufis’ potential Senate run.  Larkin is serving his 36th year in the state legislature, having served in the Assembly from 1979-1990. His district includes portions of Orange County and two towns each in Rockland and Ulster Counties.

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