CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced he will run for Governor of New York on Tuesday.
The Republican became a member of the New York State Assembly by winning a special election in 2000. He has been re-elected nine times since then.
In 2009, he became Minority Leader.
“Corruption and dysfunction in Albany have transformed our state for the worse and left many feeling powerless to fight back – that ends today,” Kolb said. “As a proud native New Yorker, I believe in our state and I’ll stop at nothing to fix it. We deserve leadership that will foster growth in our economy and replace corruption with accountability. I’m running for Governor because I believe New York’s greatest days are ahead of us and, with the right leadership, we can make that happen now.”
Kolb will challenge the current governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo in 2018.
More information on Kolb can be found here.