Congressman Anthony Brindisi has another challenger for his seat next year.

Republican Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell is making a bid for congress. Cornwell's future had been a mystery after he announced he would not run for re-election as district attorney this fall.

Tuesday, Cornwell made it official by announcing his intentions to come out on top in the 2020 election.

"I've made it a point not to be a political DA because I don't think DA's should be involved in politics, or obviously judges. It's a non-political position. This obviously is a little bit different," said Cornwell.

Brindisi beat out incumbent Claudia Tenney last year.

Another Republican from the Southern Tier, George Phillips previously announced he was also running for the office.

"I'm inspired by my hero in history; I'm an American history teacher by trade. Abraham Lincoln who lost seven elections before making it to the presidency, so we're not planning on doing that we're planning on making this one here in Congress," said Phillips, who also ran in the 2016 election.

A third Republican, Franklin Sager is also trying to gain the Republican nomination, he's a math teacher at Johnson City High School.