Shinagawa Is Not Going to Run Against Reed In Next Election
Shinagawa Issues A Statement On That Today
March 12, 2013
ITHACA, NY - Nate Shinagawa, 2012 Democratic Nominee for Congress and Tompkins County Legislator, has just issued a statement saying that he will not be running for Congress in 2014. "With Congress still failing to turn around this economy, it's clear Washington needs leadership. However, while I've been pushed by the national Democratic Party and local leaders to run, I have decided that this district, and my family, need my attention at home," said Shinagawa. "I want to dedicate my time and energy to make sure that health care reform best serves the people of the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York. There's innovative and exciting work happening locally to improve health care quality and reduce costs to patients. The biggest changes in healthcare reform will happen in the next two years. We need people working hard, on the ground, to make sure it’s done right."
Since the election, Shinagawa has returned to his position as Administrative Director at Robert Packer Hospital. He also still represents Ithaca on the Tompkins County Legislature.
In the 2012 election, Shinagawa received 48% of the vote against Congressman Tom Reed.