posted on February 14, 2011 17:12
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) announced on Monday that we hill not seek election to the 26th Congressional District, the seat recently vacated by Chris Lee.
Hawley said he will continue to serve in the NYS Assembly.
Hawley, as late as Sunday, said he was invited to be interviewed for the congressional seat by GOP County Chairmen from the seven counties that make up the congressional district.
On withdrawing his name from the running, Hawley announced his support for
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R – Clarence), who represents the 142nd
District. Hawley and Corwin have been colleagues in the Assembly minority since
“It is without hesitation that I endorse Assemblywoman Jane Corwin for the 26th
Congressional District,” said Hawley. “Assemblywoman Corwin has shown tireless
dedication in representing her constituents and shares many of the same
common-sense, pro-business principles that I have made a priority in the state