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Connections: What's next for the 27th Congressional District seat?

Congressman Chris Collins resigned this week, joining the list of representatives that have gone down in scandal in Western New York. Our panel debates what is needed to regain the trust of voters across the region and what's next for the seat.

Our guests:

  • Mark Assini, CAO at American Rock Salt, former Gates Town Supervisor, and former Congressional candidate
  • Jen Lunsford, attorney with Segar & Sciortino, and former candidate for the 55th Senate District
  • Tim Kneeland, chairperson and professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Nazareth College
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.