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Senator Akshar not running for Lieutenant Governor

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - State Senator Fred Akshar says he's not interested in being the GOP running mate in this year's race for New York Governor.

Akshar sent out a media release Monday indicating that he is honored to have been considered as a Lieutenant Governor candidate by Republican gubernatorial front-runner Marc Molinaro.

Molinaro is currently the Dutchess County Executive in the Hudson Valley.

Akshar, who was first elected in 2015 in a special election to replace longtime Senator Tom Libous, says he can do the most good for the people of his district by continuing to represent them in a Republican Senate majority.

If he were to run for Lieutenant Gov, he would not be able to also run for his Senate seat.


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