The ballot for the special election in New York's 27th congressional district is officially set.

The Democratic Party chairs in each county that make up the district met in Batavia Thursday to officially endorse former Grand Island town Supervisor Nate McMurray.

He’ll challenge Republican state Senator Chris Jacobs for the seat, vacant since former Rep. Chris Collins resigned the seat last year. 

McMurray said he knows winning the states most conservative congressional district is an uphill battle, but he hopes voters are hungry for change.

"We cannot repeat past mistakes,” McMurray said. “Two special elections in 10 years with two wealthy men of privilege named Chris. We gotta go a different way."

The winner of the April 28 special election will hold the seat for the rest of Collin's term, through January 2021.   

Both McMurray and Jacobs said they'll seek their party's nomination to run this November and fill the seat for the next two years.