BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell has revealed why he won’t be seeking a second term as DA this November, he’ll be running for Congress next year instead. Cornwell plans to make his bid official during an event tomorrow at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton.
The Endicott resident will seek the Republican nomination for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, a seat currently held by freshman Democrat Anthony Brindisi of Utica. Cornwell was elected Broome County D-A in 2015 after spending much of his legal career in criminal defense. On his campaign website, Cornwell for the People dot com, he touts his efforts to tackle the opioid crisis and his policies in the DA’s office that have saved tax dollars.
Republican George Phillips of Endwell announced that he is running for the seat back in March. And Binghamton Mayor Rich David was invited by Republican party leaders to Washington DC earlier this year to discuss a possible run.
David told NewsChannel 34 in May that he likely wouldn’t make a decision regarding the race until later this year.