Two women announce plans to challenge sitting republican congressman John Katko whose serving his second term in congress.The 24th district covers the Syracuse area and stretches into Wayne County.

SU professor announces run for NY 24th Congressional District

A new candidate is now in the race for New York’s 24th congressional district.

Democrat Dana Balter launched her campaign Sunday. She serves as a professor for citizenship and public affairs at Syracuse University.

Balter wants to challenge sitting republican congressman John Katko whose serving his second term in congress.

Another democrat - Anne Messenger - also announced plans to run for Katko's seat.

The 24th district covers the Syracuse area - and stretches into Wayne County.