By Nick Reisman for Spectrum News
The churn of so many state lawmakers running for Congress is creating some movement on the local level as well for candidates to replace them.
Democratic Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick on Wednesday announced his campaign for the 93rd Assembly district in suburban Westchester County.
The seat is occupied by Assemblyman David Buchwald, who is among the crowded field of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for the House district being vacated by Rep. Nita Lowey at the end of 2020.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for Assembly today and proud to have the support of these local leaders,” Burdick said.
“We are at a critical moment in New York, and it is imperative that we have a State Assemblymember who will fight for our values and be able to produce results for us in Albany. Throughout my years of service, I have worked to meet the needs of our community – from education to infrastructure to fair taxes – and I am ready to deliver in the Assembly.”
Burdick’s candidacy is being backed by local officials as well as state Sen. Peter Harckham.
“I am excited to support Chris Burdick as he launches his campaign for Assembly,” he said. “As Bedford Supervisor, he has created affordable housing, fought for fair taxes, secured protections for immigrants, and protected our environment. I know he will bring that same energy and passion to Albany.”