Carlucci announces run for Rep. Nita Lowey's seatPosted: Updated:
State Sen. David Carlucci (D) announced Monday that he's running for Rep. Nita Lowey's seat.
Carlucci told News 12 last week that after 15 years in office, he's ready to take the next big step.
Carlucci, who currently represents Rockland and parts of Westchester County, says he's running on his record.
“This year I worked with my colleagues and we passed the most comprehensive gun safety legislation in the nation. I've been able to raise the minimum wage, support marriage equality,” he says.
He says if he wins, he will continue fighting against illegal housing and tightening gun laws.
There are now three people running for Lowey’s seat in 2020, including Rockland-based lawyer Mondaire Jones and Westchester state Assemblyman David Buchwald.
Buchwald says he is also hoping his experience in Albany helps him get to Washington.
Jones says he's staying focused on introducing himself to voters and running a positive campaign.
So far, no Republicans have formally announced they are running for the seat.
Rep. Lowey recently announced she will not be seeking re-election after serving more than three decades on the job.