MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican state senator from eastern Long Island says he is running for Congress next year.
Lee Zeldin made the announcement in a press release issued Monday.
The two-term state senator is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and an Iraq war veteran.
Zeldin, who lives in Shirley, is seeking the nomination to run in the 1st Congressional District.
The incumbent is Democrat Timothy Bishop, who was first elected to the House in 2002. A spokesman for Bishop did not immediately comment.
Also considering a run for Bishop's seat is former SEC enforcement lawyer George Demos, also a Republican. He has made two unsuccessful bids for the seat. He says he will make a decision by the end of the year.