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James Kuhl running for Steuben County Legislature seat

James Kuhl of Painted Post has announced his plans to run for the Steuben County Legislature in the 12th District. Republican Gary Roush, of Erwin is the current representative.

Kuhl is the son of John R. Kuhl from Hammondsport. His father represented parts of the Southern Tier for 30 years. That included the state Assembly, the state Senate, and two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

James Kuhl is a senior business consultant at Salient Management Co., which is a business intelligence software firm based in Horseheads. He also ran his father’s Republican congressional reelection campaign in 2006, ending in success.

Kuhl worked in Washington D.C. and New York City before coming back to Steuben County in 2016. He currently sits on the Town of Erwin Planning Board and is running for a seat on the Erwin Town Council.