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Rep. Tom Reed re-elected to New York’s 23rd Congressional District

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Posted at 11:32 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 23:32:05-05

CORNING, N.Y. (WKBW) — Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) has been re-elected as the representative for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.

Reed defeated Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano (D-Penn Yan) to be re-elected to his sixth term in Congress, and his fifth as representative for NY-23 in a rematch of the 2018 election, where Reed beat Mitrano by roughly eight and a half points.

Reed who was born in Illinois but grew up in Corning represents all of Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties as well as Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates counties and parts of Ontario and Tioga counties.

The 48-year-old serves as a member of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means.

Reed also serves as a member of the following caucuses
· Problem Solvers Caucus (Co-Chair)
· Republican Study Committee
· Republican Main Street Partnership
· Natural Gas Caucus (Co-Chair)
· House Manufacturing Caucus (Co-Chair)
· Congressional Diabetes Caucus (Vice-Chair)
· Private Property Rights Caucus (Chairman/Founder)
· Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
· Tuesday Group
· Congressional Constitution Caucus
· Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
· Congressional Western Caucus

Reed has been a vocal critic of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, specifically the high number of nursing home deaths in the state.

The congressman is often mentioned as a potential Republican challenger for the 2022 New York Gubernatorial race, it’s unclear if Reed will run for that position.