For the first time in almost a year, the voters of New York’s 27th congressional district have a representative in Congress.
On July 21, 2020, Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo) was sworn in as the new member of the U.S. House of Representatives for NY-27. Rep. Jacobs defeated Democrat Nate McMurray in a June 23, 2020 special election to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Chris Collins’s September 30, 2019 resignation. Rep. Jacobs is expected to serve for the remainder of Collins’s term, which expires at the end of this year.
Rep. Jacobs has a history of public service in the State of New York. He represented District 60 in the New York State Senate from 2017 until July 20, 2020, and he previously served as Erie County Clerk from 2012 to 2017. Rep. Jacobs also served as Secretary of State under Gov. George Pataki. He has been assigned to the House Agriculture Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Rep. Jacobs also won a June 23 Republican congressional primary, defeating Beth Parlato and Stefan Mychajliw; he will face McMurray again on Election Day in November, and the winner will be elected to a full two-year term in the House of Representatives.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms congratulates Rep. Jacobs on his victory and extends our prayers and best wishes to him.