Another Two Candidates Enter Race For Lifton’s Assembly Seat


ITHACA (WSKG) – There are now seven Democrats running for the 125th Assembly seat currently held by Barbara Lifton.

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Jordan Lesser is running for the 125th New York State Assembly district seat.

Jordan Lesser entered the race Monday. The Ithaca attorney is on Lifton’s staff, where he worked on anti-fracking legislation.

Today Sujata Gibson has announced her candidacy. Gibson, who’s an attorney in Tompkins County, has worked on environmental advocacy cases. She’s interested in protecting the regional economy from the effects of climate change.

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Sujata Gibson is the seventh person to enter the 125th New York State Assembly race. (Photo: Sarah Tro)

Two weeks ago, Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton announced she would not seek another term. She represents the 125th Assembly district. It covers Tompkins and parts of Cortland counties.