Assemblyman Peter Lawrence, whose 134th district includes the towns of Greece, Ogden and Parma, says he will not run for re-election this year.
Lawrence, who has been in office since 2014, said that he “has dedicated his entire career to public service and believes it is time to give a new person with a fresh perspective the opportunity to represent the residents of the 134th district.” Lawrence will serve the remainder of his term through this year.
Lawrence is a Republican in a New York state Assembly which is dominated by Democrats.
Before he came to the Assembly, he had a long career in law enforcement including 29 years in the State Police and he also had been the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of New York.
Monroe County Democrats recently endorsed Dylan Dailor to run in the 134th district. Dailor, 20, says that he will be the first openly autistic candidate for a state office endorsed by one of the two major parties in state history.
Bill Napier, the Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee said there may be a candidate named to run for that seat as soon as Thursday.