The Erie County Republican Committee endorsed Sean Kipp as the Republican candidate for the 144th Assembly District. The special election will be held on Sept. 13, and is a result of the resignation of Sam Hoyt.
Kipp, a lifelong Western New Yorker has never run for office before and has not been involved politically, according to a GOP announcement of his candidacy.
"If we keep electing the same old candidates to the state legislature, things are never going to change in Albany," said Kipp. "As a homeowner, I was happy to see the state legislature pass property tax relief this past session. However, in typical Albany fashion, our legislators failed to pass any meaningful mandate relief and that will just pass the increases on down to the local level of government and further burden on middle class families."
Kipp is the Director of Sales for Towne Hyundai of Orchard Park, a resident of Buffalo's waterfront and a 2005 graduate of the University at Buffalo.