David Bellavia may consider run for Congress in wake of Collins’ resignation

Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The local man who became a Medal of Honor recipient this year may set his eyes on a seat in the House of Representatives.

Monday night on WBEN, David Bellavia discussed what would go into a decision to run for Congress.

“It’s wholly inappropriate to make any sort of decision like this,” Bellavia said. “I’m not going to make a public decision without talking to the people, not only in the party, but a lot of close leaders in the Republican movement in western New York. I really want to sit down with them and hear what they have to say.”

This wouldn’t be Bellavia’s first run, as the Batavia resident also ran for Congress in 2012.

But Bellavia isn’t the only potential front-runner eyeing the now open seat. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he’s planning to make an announcement very soon.

He told News 4 Tuesday that once Chris Collins made a decision, Mychajliw could make his.

“We need a pro-Trump real conservative in #NewYork27 and when we make the announcement to run at the end of the day I think that candidate is me,” said Stefan Mychajliw.

Mychajliw says he plans to make his intentions known to the district within the coming days.

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