Resident to campaign for Assembly seat

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Marc J. Cohen, a resident of Amherst, said last week that he is seeking election to the 146th District of the New York State Assembly, a seat currently held by Ray Walter, a Republican.

The district includes the towns of Amherst and Pendleton.

“Albany desperately needs new, progressive leadership,” Cohen said in his campaign statement. “I am ready and eager to make advocating on behalf of this community my full-time job; the people of the 146th District deserve nothing less.

“For too long we have lacked a strong, active voice in the Capitol.Weneedsomeonewho isn’t afraid to stand up for improving our schools, protecting our environment, strengthening our economy and repairing our infrastructure.”

Cohen is a graduate of Williamsville East High School and earned a degree in political science from the University at Albany.

Additionally, he serves as a trustee for the State University of New York, which is the governing body of the state university system. He is also president of the SUNY Student Assembly, representing more than 650,000 college students.

Cohen said that among his priorities if elected is the restoration of public confidence in state government.

“All too often, politicians ask voters to blindly trust in them,” he said. “Instead, I ask that the voters evaluate me based on my platform and my track record of success.”

Source: The Amherst Bee