Local support fuels Kolb’s gubernatorial run

Capping off what he said was an “incredible week,” state Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, brought his campaign for governor to the place where it all started Tuesday night, Dec. 19.

Speaking at the annual Christmas party of the Ontario County Republican Committee, Kolb thanked its members for their “amazing support” and recalled how the committee’s original backing started his political career.

Kolb announced Dec. 12 that he is a candidate for New York governor in 2018. Kolb was first elected to the Assembly in a special election in February 2000 and became the minority leader of the Assembly Republicans in 2009.

Kolb told the assembled crowd at the Inn on the Lake that his political years have been “the best time of my life” and he will remain “eternally grateful.”

Another highlight of the evening was the announcement by Chairwoman Trisha Turner that the 2018 Ontario County Professional Directory will be dedicated to Dave Sanford of Canandaigua, who has been active in the county committee and the Hopewell and Victor town committees for 20 years.

With members of his family looking on, Sanford said that “Republican values are deep in my heart and Ontario County is a great place to live in.”

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