Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today announced she will run for re-election in 2012 in the newly-formed 17th Congressional District:
"I am delighted to announce I will run for reelection in the newly formed 17th Congressional District to continue representing Westchester and Rockland Counties in Congress.
"Since first being elected to Congress, I have worked to confront the critical national challenges that concern every American, while also addressing the important local priorities that affect our region. My commitment to help make our community an even greater place to live, work, and do business has never been stronger.
"The economy is showing signs of renewed strength, but too many Americans and communities are still struggling. We must do more to create jobs and facilitate economic growth through smart investments, support for small businesses, and targeted relief for hard-pressed taxpayers.
"I am proud of my record of helping local businesses grow, fighting to ensure first responders receive the training and equipment they need to keep our community safe, supporting high-quality health care and education, and protecting our environment. Perhaps most importantly, I have sought to help thousands of Hudson Valley residents - including senior citizens, students, veterans, and businesses - with problems large and small.
"The newly-formed 17th Congressional District will include areas of Rockland County and northern Westchester that I have not previously represented. I am eager to introduce myself to community leaders and residents throughout the district, share my record of accomplishment for our community, and earn your vote."