Ryan to seek re-election, won't run for Senate

Posted at 8:50 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 08:39:01-04

Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan wants voters to send him back to Albany, but not for a seat in the State Senate.

Ryan announced Thursday that he will run for re-election in the Assembly. That means that he will not be running for Marc Panepinto's empty State Senate seat. Ryan says he wants to avoid using highly questionable money and that he's "not eager to jump into that pool."

"I'm a proponent of campaign finance reform and I can tell you the lack of campaign finance reform has shaped my decision to stay in the Assembly." said Ryan. 

Ryan was first elected to the assembly in a special election in September 2011.