Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb to run for NY governor

(Photo of Kolb, courtesy of his biography on the New York State Assembly website)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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