Madison County farmer to challenge John Salka for NY Assembly
By Mark Weiner | Monday, October 21, 2019 11:47 AM
A Madison County farmer has launched a campaign for the 121st Assembly District seat held by Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield.
Corey Mosher, 39, a Democrat from Hamilton, announced the start of an exploratory campaign on Sunday for the 2020 election.
Mosher, a fourth-generation farmer, is a partner in Mosher Farms, a fruit and vegetable farm in Bouckville. He serves as board chairman of Madison County Cooperative Extension and as a board member of the New York State Vegetable Growers Association.
Mosher said his campaign will focus on broadband access for rural New Yorkers, accessible and affordable healthcare, adequately funding public schools in Upstate New York, childcare, long-term care and struggling family farms and Upstate businesses.
Salka edged out 14-term incumbent Democrat Bill Magee in the 2018 election by about 500 votes. More than 46,000 voters cast ballots in the race.
Salka had lost two previous elections to Magee before winning last year. Magee had been chairman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee.
Mosher, a married father of four, has never run for public office.
The 121st Assembly District includes all of Madison County and parts of Oneida and Otsego counties.
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