A Syracuse-area businesswoman will become the first Democrat to enter the 24th Congressional District race against incumbent U.S. Rep. John Katko.
Anne Messenger, a Manlius resident, will announce her candidacy for Congress at a press conference in Syracuse Tuesday. She will seek the Democratic nomination in the 24th District, which is comprised of Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties, plus the western part of Oswego County.
Messenger, 70, operated her own career management and human resources consulting business, Messenger Associates. She’s a former marketing executive at DBM and led a career development design team at Lockheed Martin in the Syracuse area.