The son of Rockland County's new County Executive, Chris Day is seeking the Republican nomination for the 17th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Rockland, Westchester.)
Redrawn in 2013, New York’s 17th Congressional District now includes all of Rockland County plus central and northwestern Westchester County. Now in her 13th term in Congress, Lowey is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.
In his announcement on YouTube, Day cited overdevelopment, taxes and high-quality jobs as residents' chief worries and said he shares those concerns.
"I've lived a life of service," said Day, who ran his father's campaign for County Executive in 2013. "I've spent time in the U.S. Army serving in two wars. i've seen combat, raised a family. I'm a homeowner and I currently work in the private sector ... I look forward to seeing you out on the campaign trail."