Hilda Rosario Escher announces run for NYS Senate seat

Nov 16, 2019

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Hilda Rosario Escher, the former longtime leader of the Ibero American Action League, made it official on Saturday: she is a candidate for the 56th district State Senate seat now held by Republican Joe Robach. Escher indicated last summer that she was considering a run for the seat.

On Saturday, Rosario Escher said that, “Economic resurgence through public and private investment, supporting small business, bringing people and families back to our region, ensuring parents have access to high quality childcare, and fighting for Upstate New York. These are the planks of our platform to bring a new day to our community.”

She will face competition in seeking the Democratic nomination. Jeremy Cooney ran last year against Robach, and intends to run again in 2020. And Sherita Traywick announced in September that she also intends to run for the seat next year.

Robach, who has held the seat since 2003,  has not yet announced whether he is a candidate for re-election next year.

The 56th district includes the towns of Brighton, Clarkson, Gates, Greece, Hamlin, Parma and parts of the city of Rochester.