Corning Republican chairman runs for mayor

The chairman of the Corning City Republican Committee on Monday announced his candidacy for mayor of the City of Corning.

Nicholas Weinstein is a graduate of Corning-Painted Post West High School, is the campaign manager for Rep. Tom Reed and a board member of the Corning Area Young Professionals.

"I care about Corning, the community where I grew up and where I want to raise my family," Weinstein said in a statement. "The old way of doing things is not working. The City Council has increased taxes while our city workforce is historically low, our parks deteriorate, and large capital projects go unfunded. That is not sustainable and not fair to taxpayers.”

Richard P. Negri, the current mayor, will not seek another term.

"As your next mayor, we will closely scrutinize our city budget to eliminate waste, improve efficiency and promote innovation,” Weinstein said. “We can disrupt the status quo and make Corning a place where more people choose to work and live.”