Ex-reporter hopes to become NY’s 1st transgender elected official

A former TV news reporter is hoping to make history in New Castle by becoming the first transgender elected official in the state.



Kristen Browde threw her hat in the ring to become New Castle's next town supervisor, insisting the town is in need of change.



Before she came out as a transgender woman last year, the world knew Kristen as Dave, a well-respected CBS news journalist.



"My being transgender won't balance a budget or fill a pothole. It won't make the lives of the people here better. What I do in office, that will," she says.



Browde got into the race after being encouraged by the activist group Up To Us. They were active in Hillary Clinton's campaign and have turned their attention to local races.



Browde says she's running in part because she wants to lower town taxes and and help her community grow.



She will face off against the incumbent Town Supervisor Robert Greenstein in November.


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