Anndrea Starzak to run for state Senate

By Scott Sasina

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Anndrea Starzak announced plans to run for the New York Senate's 52nd district seat.

Soon after New York State Senator Thomas Libous was charged with lying to the FBI about his using his political influence to secure a job for his son, Libous' office announced he will run for re-election.

Starzak is a former Town of Vestal supervisor.

On Tuesday, she was endorsed by the Broome County Democratic Committee. She needs 1,000 petition signatures by July 10 in order to be considered to be added to the ballot.

If nominated, Starzak said she is confident that she has what it takes to represent the 52nd Senate district.

"I know how important it is to have somebody with energy and enthusiasm and stamina in the office and I believe that I can do a lot to help the people of Broome County, Tioga County, Chenango County, and Delaware County. I want them all to be really the top-notch of New York State," said Starzak, (D).

"The Governor said the other day when he was in town 'jobs, jobs, jobs, those are the issues' and I feel that we need jobs for the people of today and education for our young people so that they can fulfill the jobs of tomorrow because we have opportunities here in this area that are wonderful to work on," said Starzak.

Starzak said she is optimistic about getting the 1,000 signatures that she needs by the deadline next week.

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