Canandaigua resident vying to challenge Assemblyman Kolb picking up steam

Democrat Matt Miller, a 24-year-old Canandaigua resident, and Irondequoit native is gaining traction in his bid for 131st Assembly District.

He’s challenging Republican Assemblyman Brian Kolb, who hasn’t had many challengers over his nearly 20 year run. After a recent DWI crash near his home in Ontario County – it’s unclear if he will run again.

If he does, though, the 24-year-old running against him – will look to bring change to the 131st.

“Even though I am going to be 25, I have a lot of experience of being a regular New Yorker,” he candidly told the Finger Lakes Times.

He was an intelligence analyst in the National Guard. He’s a former member of the Guard, and his work there drew a lot of parallels to legislating.

Miller is critical of Assemblyman Kolb on the climate and healthcare, two issues he says the state is running out of time to address.

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