Sidney, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A former C.I.A. prosecutor now raising his family in his small hometown fighting to represent the newly redrawn 19th Congressional district.
Julian Schreibman is no stranger to the country roads of Upstate New York.
"The challenge is of course that it's a very rural district, you know I'm a rural kid by up bring so I love that but it's a lot of time on the road, getting out to as many voters as we can all the time," said Schreibman.
Racing to represent the newly redrawn 19th Congressional District, Schreibman says he's got something Washington needs.
"We're not being heard, and as someone who has spent most of my career as non-partisan public service, and a lot as a fraud prosecutor, I think I can find a lot of the waste in that budget and spend wisely," said Schreibman.
He disagrees with the budget proposal supported by incumbent Chris Gibson.
The Cooper LaTourette budget plan is a bipartisan budget, but Schreibman says it puts the burden on middle class taxpayers.
"What we need to understand is how did we get here and how do we get out of how we got here, and that means tax cuts for small businesses to help them keep hiring because if we have a growing economy and we're adding jobs that's the way we'll address the budget deficit, with more people participating in the economy," said Schreibman.
Agriculture and farming are large areas of employment in the 19th district.
Schreibman says a Farm Bill is necessary and he can bring bipartisan support to congress.
So dairy, meat, and produce farmers of the area can grow.
"A lot of ways where we can make a real difference for Farmer's, helping more people get onto the land and expand that sector, and what I look forward to focusing on," said Schreibman.
One of the most challenging aspects of the new 19th District, will also bring the most success.
"You know this is a very rural district but it's important to make sure that I get to every corner of it and hear folks in every community," said Schreibman.
The newly drawn 19th Congressional District represents Otsego County, Delaware County, and parts of Broome County.