22nd Congressional District

Congressman Richard Hanna (R)

announced he would not seek re-election in late December 2015, saying he wanted to be closer to his family.

Three Republicans will compete in a primary for the seat in June. Only one Democrat remains in the race.

Martin Babinec, who was endorsed by the Independence Party, says he is still in the race, though the Board of Elections ruled his signatures invalid.

Who’s Still In

Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (R) Tenney was the first to declare in the race against Rep. Hanna. She ran against Hanna in 2014 and lost in a primary by just over 2,000 votes. Tenney has been an outspoken conservative member of the State Assembly since her election in 2010.
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George Phillips (R) Phillips ran for the 22nd Congressional District in 2010 before it was redistricted. He’s recently worked for the Jack Kemp foundation, and calls the former congressman a mentor.
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Steven Wells (R) Wells is a managing partner of Food & Vending Corporation. He is the Regional Finance Chair of the NY Republican State Committee and also worked to elect Congressman John Katko.
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Kim Myers (D) Myers is a current Broome County Legislature who grew up in the Binghamton area. After working in the family business – Dick’s Sporting Goods – she was an independent small business owner. Myers also served on the Vestal Central School District Board of Education for 18 years.
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Martin Babinec (I) The Board of Elections ruled Babinec’s signatures invalid to run on the Independence line. A spokesman for Babinec has told us he’s still in the race.
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Who’s Out

Aaron Price (R) Price did not file signatures with the Board of Elections ahead of the June primary.
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Dave Gordon (D) The Board of Elections ruled Gordon’s signatures invalid for him to be included in the June primary.
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