Shirley - (WALK) The federal government may be shut down, but a candidate for Congress on Long Island is up and running.
New York State Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), 33, is a declared candidate for U.S. Congress, and will challenged five-term incumbent Timothy Bishop (D-Southampton) to represent New York's First Congressional District in 2014. Zelden is currently serving his second term in Albany.
Zeldin's first political campaign was an unsuccessful attempt to unseat Bishop in 2008. Zeldin, an Army veteran, was elected to represent the New York State Senate 3rd District in 2010, largely in protest of incubment Democrat Brian Foley's (D-Blue Point) support for the MTA Commuter Tax, according to political analysts. Another Repubican, George Demos, is also campainging to unseat Bishop.
New York's First Congressional District extends from Montauk to Smithtown.
Photo: Lee Zeldin for Senate