WHY I'M RUNNING
I’m John Plumb, a fourth-generation Western New Yorker, born in Jamestown and raised nearby in the beautiful small town of Randolph. I’ve spent the last two decades working to make our country safer – first as a submarine officer in the Navy, and later as an official at the Department of Defense and a staff member on the National Security Council.
Growing up in rural Western New York, you can’t help but appreciate how special it is here. I was raised with the same core values that run deep through the Southern Tier and its surrounding areas: hard work, independent thinking, and a dedication to family, community and country. It’s because of the core values I learned here that I first signed up to serve our country in the military. And it’s because of these same core values that I seek the honor of serving our communities in Congress.
Across our district, I’ve heard from too many families who feel Washington just isn’t listening to the rural communities of Western New York, the Southern Tier, and the Finger Lakes region – and they are right. Year after year, our middle class and working families find it harder and harder to get ahead, and our small cities and towns feel increasingly left behind.
The 23rd district deserves a representative to Congress with the courage to put our region and our country before politics. That’s what I’ve done my entire career: put ideology aside and worked together for the best interests of our country. Because we are all in this together. If elected to Congress, I will work with representatives regardless of party on the issues that matter most, so we can finally get some real results for our region’s rural communities.
I would be honored to have you join my team.