Assemblyman Brian Kolb announces run for NY governor

Brian Kolb (Provided photo)

Rochester, N.Y. - New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb announced his candidacy for governor Tuesday.

Kolb, a Republican and the Minority Leader in the Assembly, tells 13WHAM that, as governor, he would put an end to political corruption and mismanagement plaguing the governor's office, as well as lower the state's "cripplingly high" taxes.

Kolb, who is 65, lives in Canandaigua and was elected to the Assembly in 2000.

“Corruption and dysfunction in Albany have transformed our state for the worse and left many feeling powerless to fight back - that ends today,” said Kolb. “We deserve leadership that will foster growth in our economy and replace corruption with accountability.”

So far, no other Republicans have announced their candidacy. Meantime, many expect that Governor Andrew Cuomo - who is finishing his second term - will run for reelection.

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