BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- It was only late last week when State Senator Dale Volker announced he won't seek re-election, and already people are running in the race for his position.
Another big announcement was made Tuesday morning for the New York State Senate 59th District seat. Business and community leader Jim Domagalski officially announced he is running. He has been the Erie County Republican Chairman since 2006 but stepped down from that position on Friday.
Domagalski says he has many plans for the state if elected. "We cannot spend more as a state than we are taking in. Have to stop the addiction of deficit borrowing in state government," Domagalski said. "Find how we're going to cut the budget in this state department by department... until the tax payers in New York receive a fair return for their investment in government."
David DePietro, the former Mayor of East Aurora, has already announced his candidacy for the 59th District race. And Eyewitness News has learned that others are considering running, including Village of Lancaster Mayor William Cansdale, and current Town of Elma Supervisor Mike Nolan.
Former Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan, who is now head of the New York State Parole Board, says he is seriously considering running in the race too.
The 59th District covers parts of Erie, Wyoming, Livingston, and Ontario counties.