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Penfield attorney running against Funke in 55th district for 2018 election

Jen Lunsford (D) announced herself as a challenger to State Senator Rich Funke (R) in the upcoming 2018 general election. (Photo: MCDC)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - An attorney from Penfield will be running for the 55th State Senate District this fall.

Jen Lunsford (D) announced herself as a challenger to State Senator Rich Funke (R) in the upcoming 2018 general election.

"When I look at the State Senate I see something very different," Lunsford said. "There are 63 Senators in the State Senate; only 14 of our them are women and not one of those women has young children. As a working mother of a toddler, I think it’s time to change that. It’s time for us to take our seat at the table so that the needs and worries of hardworking parents can be truly represented in Albany.”

Lunsford lives in Penfield with her husband and son. She is currently an attorney at Segar & Sciortino.

The 55th State Senate District encompasses the eastern portions of Monroe County and a western section of Ontario County, including the communities of Victor, East Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Richmond, Bristol, South Bristol, Canadice, Naples, Irondequoit, Rush, Mendon, Pittsford, Perinton, Penfield, East Rochester, and the east side of Rochester.

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