John Lemondes is hoping to keep his assembly seat for another term.
Lemondes announced on Monday that he is seeking re-election to the 126th Assembly District. Citing a need for strong leaders in Albany to protect Central New Yorkers’ way of life, the Republican is hoping to remain in the position he has held since 2021.
“Now more than ever, New York is in need of competent leadership in our state government,” Lemondes said in a release. “We’ve all witnessed firsthand the disaster caused by downstate politicians trying to push their way of life on upstate communities. We need leaders who will put the needs of Central New Yorkers first. I’ve fought every day to make sure my constituents’ voices are heard loud and clear in Albany. I will continue to fight to make sure our community continues to be a safe and affordable place to live, work and raise a family.”
Earlier this month, Ian Phillips, a Democrat, announced his campaign to unseat Lemondes. Phillips is currently the president of Auburn Enlarged School District’s Board of Education.
The 126th is made up of parts of Cayuga and Onondaga Counties, including Auburn, Owasco, Skaneateles, and Camillus.