Tenney announces run in newly-drawn 24th Congressional District

22nd District Congresswoman Claudia Tenney announced early Saturday that she will run for election in the new 24th District.

Related: Court-appointed expert releases drafts of New York’s redrawn congressional, state Senate district maps

A special court-appointed master released the state’s final election maps this week after a judge ruled the maps drawn by Democrats in the state legislature unconstitutionally favored their party. The new 24th District stretches from Erie County in the west, through the Finger Lakes, and nearly to the Thousand Islands area in the north. Tenney lives in Oneida, but members of Congress are not required to live in the district they represent. The new election map has reshuffled races for Congress, State Senate, and Assembly, leaving many races with more than one incumbent.

Related: Auburn city officials call on Judge McAllister to reject ‘devastating’ proposed district maps

Meanwhile, several Auburn officials are unhappy with where the city ended up on the special master’s map. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason was one of several who sent letters to the special master. He says Auburn and Cayuga County have a traditional bond with Syracuse and Onondaga County that has now been broken.

Cazenovia businessman Steve Wells has entered the race for the GOP nomination in the 22nd District. Incumbent Buffalo area Congressman Chris Jacobs will run in the e23rd District, which reaches from Erie County to the Southern Tier. Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason below.