CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – Democrat Tracy Mitrano kicked off her 2020 campaign at the Radisson Hotel in a packed room full of supporters.
Mitrano is going after New York’s 23rd District seat in Congress after losing to Republican Congressman Tom Reed in 2018. She says she is running again to fulfill her promise and to bring economic opportunity to the 23rd District.
Mitrano said, “What is different this time is, we have time and people can get to know me for myself and what I represent, not what the face of what Tom Reed wants you to hate.”
Three local people spoke on her behalf and each talked about issues she is fighting for and their belief in her.
Mitrano was born and raised in Western New York. During her adult life she has lived in the Southern Tier and near the Finger Lakes.
As a cyber security expert, teacher and mother she wants to make a change and finish what she started in 2018.
“I now have connections and associations throughout this whole district. Yes with the democrats but with many people who again are unaffiliated voters, republicans, farmers who just want help,” Mitrano said, “They don’t care what the label is, they don’t want to be in debt, they don’t want their farms sold, they don’t want to lose their animals. They don’t want to lose their livelihood five generations back. Those are the people I want to represent.”
Dr. Scott Noren could be Mitrano’s primary challenger as he announced yesterday he would challenge her. Noren is described as “an environmental activist, Opioid issue expert, and a child and adult special needs health advocate.”