25th Congressional District

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D)

has held her seat in Congress for almost three decades, after first being elected in 1987.

Three other candidates remain in the race, including her 2014 opponent.

Though Slaughter is a long-time member of Congress, her seat was a toss-up in the last election. She ultimately won by less than 1,000 votes.

Who’s Still In

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D) Slaughter sneaked past her Republican opponent in 2014 after spending almost three decades in Congress. Recently she has expressed support for the Iran nuclear deal, but was one of 47 Democrats to vote for stronger restrictions on taking in Syrian refugees.
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Mark Assini (R) Assini has been the Gates Town Supervisor since his election in 2010. He ran against Slaughter in 2014 and has pledged a strong challenge in 2016. He has a background in financial analysis and marketing.
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Brandon Kirshner (I) Kirshner is a medical student running as an independent. He still has to petition to get on the ballot down the road, which would require 3,500 signatures.
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Tony D’Orazio D’Orazio is running as a libertarian in the race.
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Who’s Out

Noah Sargent (D) Sargent is an army veteran who currently works as a lithotripsy technologist. He’s the only democrat taking on Slaughter ahead of the primary in June.
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