HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - Another candidate for Chemung County's 4th district has emerged.

Ed Bond of Horseheads is running as a Democrat in the district. This is his second campaign for the seat after an unsuccessful run in 2018. 

From his conversations with residents, he learned about their concerns about such issues as the fate of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, increases in sewer tax bills and possible term limits for elected officials.

"Facts matter," Bond said. "A legislator must get the facts right first. Then, listen to all sides before knowing they have the full story. Only then can you begin to work on solutions to problems."

Bond is an entrepreneur and game designer. He is also a former reporter for the Elmira Star-Gazette and had spent 25 years in journalism as a writer, copy editor, page designer or journalism professor.

After getting his master's degree in journalism from Indiana University, his first full-time job was to cover the Steuben County Legislature and other local news for the Star-Gazette.

He had met his wife, Amy, in the newsroom of the Star-Gazette, where she had been an editorial assistant. In 2001, they moved to Horseheads, where Amy had grown up, and Ed took a job as a copy editor at the Star-Gazette and occasionally wrote opinion pieces and columns for the paper.

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