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Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch

Keith Batman, a former chair of the Cayuga County Legislature and past Scipio town official, has formally announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 126th Assembly District race.

Batman created a campaign committee last month but said at the time he hadn't made a final decision on whether he would run for state Assembly.

Nearly two weeks after he filed paperwork with the state Board of Elections to create the Batman for Assembly committee, he announced he is vying to become a state legislator.

"As assemblyman, I will bring the attitude toward work taught me by father and mother: first and foremost being present, doing the job and treating all people fairly," Batman said in a statement. "Whether in Albany or Auburn, Onondaga, Cortland, Chenango or Cayuga counties, I will show up, work and deliver."

Batman is serving his second term as a Cayuga County legislator representing District 7, which is comprised of Ledyard, Scipio and Springport. In 2016 and 2017, he was chairman of the county Legislature.

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