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Daughter of former legislators now following her parents' footsteps

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The newest candidate for Chemung County Legislature has tossed their name into the race.

Her name is Deborah Lorraine Lynch, and she is seeking to represent Chemung County's third Legislative District.

A long-time Horseheads resident, she is now running against incumbent Republican Legislator Thomas Sweet on the Democratic ticket.

Lynch says her parents inspired her to run. Both were Schuyler County legislators.

"They showed me how to be ethical, how to be transparent and how to be supportive of their constituents," Lynch said. "And they listened, they listened and that to me is the most important thing I can do."

Some of the issues she wants to tackle, the county's infrastructure, jobs and wages, and education.

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