Cindy Wade, a former Canandaigua city council-member has entered the race for the 131st District.
The Assembly seat is being vacated at the end of this year by Brian Kolb, a Republican from Canandaigua, who is not seeking re-election.
“I’m definitely in the race,” Wade said. She posted a message to Facebook making the announcement.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the 131st Assembly Seat in NYS,” she said in that post.
Trisha Turner, chairwoman of the Ontario County Republican Committee said that having multiple candidates puts the party in a good position moving forward.
There are now four Republicans vying to succeed Assemblyman Kolb. Seneca County Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Shipley and Seneca County Farm Bureau President Ann Marie Heizmann, as well as Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan.