ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Dr. Stephen Coleman says he will no longer be running for Chemung County Executive. Coleman made the announcement Tuesday morning at the Clemens Center. During the announcement, Coleman gave his endorsement to democratic candidate, Jerome Emanuel. According to Coleman, he believes a vote for Emanuel's opponents are a vote for the status quo. Coleman believes Emanuel's small business background will make him a great choice for county executive. 

"He's an outsider," said Coleman. "This is the first time he's running for public office. I think that's great. We need new blood. He's a small business owner and I think he's going to concentrate on small business and attracting small business and being an advocate for small business. Also he's really going to be an advocate for the farmers."

For Emanuel, he's honored to have Dr. Coleman's support. 

"It means a ton," said Emanuel. "Just considering all the community work that he's done, his professional life. I have a great deal of respect for him. So it's a big deal to me, personally, and it's a big deal to our campaign. I think it's fabulous."

Coleman says with his free time, he'll be hosting political pundit nights in the near future.