WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — A Williamsville business owner wants to add one more Democratic voice from Western New York to the state Senate.
Joan Elizabeth Seamans announced Saturday her bid for the 61st District, currently held by Mike Ranzenhofer.
Seamans served as trustee in the Village of Williamsville and has worked with senior and young people wrestling with addiction.
She says one of the biggest issues she likes to tackle in Albany is campaign finance reform.
"Right now, we have a problem with corporations donating through the LLC loophole, $60,000 at a time, to candidates. And what we find is that the legislation coming from my opponent and others that receive these donations, it's benefiting corporations downstate instead of people that have real need here in Western New York," said Seamans.
Spectrum News reached out to Ranzenhofer for a response, and while he did not go on camera, he did release this statement:
"I look forward to discussing my record of fighting to make New York more affordable for middle-class families by lowering taxes and delivering Western New York's fair share of funding for our children's education and infrastructure with residents of the 61st Senate District."