The deadline is looming for would be candidates to turn in enough signatures to get their name on the ballot to run for the 25th Congressional seat that was held by the late Louise Slaughter for decades.
The deadline is looming for would be candidates to turn in enough signatures to get their name on the ballot to run for the 25th Congressional seat.
They have a little more than two weeks.
There is speculation that State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle might be a candidate. His office said on Sunday he will make an announcement Monday.
Deputy Mayor Cedric Alexander's name has been floated out there as well. Alexander said he will make an announcement in the coming days.
Brighton Town Board Member Robin Wilt confirmed she is in the race.
Wilt thinks she has what it takes to pick up the baton left by Slaughter. Wilt thinks they had parallel opinions on many issues.
"Louise Slaughter championed equity, diversity and social justice and those are things that I stand very strongly for," Wilt said.
Rochester City School Board President Van White confirms he will run.
Rochester businessman Andrew Gilchrist and Rochester neurosurgeon Jim Maxwell, both confirmed earlier in the month they would run for the 25th Congressional seat.
Prospective candidates have two weeks to produce 1,250 signatures to get on the ballot.