ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A candidate running for the 23rd congressional district has opened up a new office in the Southern Tier. Democratic candidate, Ian Golden, opened up his campaign headquarters in downtown Elmira tonight. The opening event gave people a chance to meet face-to-face with the candidate and learn more about him. The candidate says he's excited to start running his campaign out of their Elmira office.

"To me, Elmira really represents our district at large," said congressional candidate, Ian Golden. "It was one I think my first segue into politics into this end. It felt really inclusive. I feel like the party was really looking forward. Was coming together with those long standing in the party and the progressives, community organizations, old, young demographics. They're all there. So I'm really stoked to be here in Elmira."

Golden says he believes a path to victory runs through Chemung County. So he's looking forward to getting himself out there to local residents in the near future.