HV Assemblyman Decides Not To Run For State Senate Seat

Apr 27, 2016

A New York state Assemblyman from the Hudson Valley says he will seek re-election instead of running for the Senate. 

Democratic Assemblyman James Skoufis Tuesday said it’s simply not his time to run for the seat held by Republican Bill Larkin, who recently announced he would seek re-election to a fourteenth term. Skoufis in February said he was exploring a Senate run and had set up a Senate campaign committee. Skoufis, whose 99th District includes portions of Orange County and a piece of Rockland, says he will make a formal reelection announcement in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, Republican Colin Schmitt announced a run for Skoufis’ seat.