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Manchester Supervisor to run for Kolb's Assembly seat

Feb 15, 2020

Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan has announced he is a candidate for the 131st district Assembly seat. That’s the seat held by longtime Assemblyman and former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, who announced this week that he will not be running for re-election in the fall.

Kolb said this week that after 20 years in the Assembly he felt it was time to move on to something else. Kolb resigned from the Minority Leader position in January after he crashed his state-issued car in Victor and was charged with DWI.

The 131st NY Assembly district covers all of Ontario County and the northern part of Seneca County.

Gallahan said in a press release that he has the backing of a number of Republican elected officials in Ontario County, as well as the county GOP committee’s 1st Vice Chairman.

Gallahan is the owner of a small business and says he will seek the support of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. In his statement, he criticized what he called, “the consequences of one party, progressive control over our state government,” and said it’s time to send “new people with real world experience to Albany.”