ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A candidate for Chemung County Executive has dropped out of the race.
Ken Miller says it was in his best interest to step down from the republican primary. After speaking with Miller earlier today he told WENY his decision was also made for another reason as well.
He felt it was also for the best interest of his district, and the county as a whole to stop his campaign. However, that doesn't mean that he leaving his currently held seat on the Chemung County Legislature.
He started off the interview saying, “I have been running for Chemung County Executive, and have made the decision to stop my campaign for executive, but I am also going to start my campaign for Chemung County Legislator again (5th District).”
“So, I am looking to get re-elected to continue the fight and work that I have been doing over the last four years. We've worked very hard at cutting expenses. We've worked really hard at keeping the second floor, or the executive branch, accountable for every expense and every decision.”
He also plans on trying to keep local government small and added, “My main goal, being a legislator, is to make county government and all government smaller.”
“The less government, the better off we all are. The government's main job is to protect us, that's it. Keep us safe, and other than that, leave us alone. If we can make government that small, they can interfere with our lives a lot less.”
The County Executive Republican Primary is now just between Deputy County Executive Mike Krusen and Sheriff Christopher Moss.