Elise M. Stefanik, a Willsboro businesswoman who is hoping to be the Republican nominee in the race for New Yorks 21st Congressional District, announced over the weekend that she has added to what she described as her growing campaign team.
Anthony Pileggi, a Herkimer County native, has been appointed Ms. Stefaniks director of operations.
Mr. Pileggi worked on the 2012 re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-Utica, and ran daily operations at Mr. Hannas Binghamton district office.
Saratoga County resident Christina Sofia-Comer, president of CSC Capital LLC, has been named state fundraiser for Ms. Stefaniks campaign.
According to a news release, CSC Capital has raised tens of millions of dollars for Republican candidates and causes over the last 15 years.
Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, announced two weeks ago he would not seek re-election, citing a desire to spend more time with family.