The man who will be on the Democratic Party line in New York's 29th District come November officially kicked off his campaign on Wednesday.
Matt Zeller made a stop in Chili. The Afghanistan War vet is looking to replace former Congressman Eric Massa in Washington.
Zeller is a Rochester native who most recently worked for the CIA in Washington. Zeller said his main goal is to ease the economic burden on Upstate families and businesses.
"What I'lll try to do is create tax incentives for small businesses to stay in the district, and actually return to the district," said Zeller. "I think clean technology and energy effeciency projects is the way to do that."
Former Corning mayor Tom Reed is the Republican candidate.
The governor has not said whether there will be a special election.
Massa resigned last month.