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Plumb Response to Reed Campaign attack

Jamestown, New York - Commander John Plumb, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district issued the following statement in response to a campaign attack from Congressman Tom Reed

“It’s laughable that Tom Reed is attacking my service to our nation at the Pentagon and on the National Security Council when he was late paying his property taxes 46 times.”

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Navy Veteran John Plumb participates in poverty simulation to highlight continued poverty across the region

Jamestown, New York - New York’s 23rd Congressional District has high poverty rates across the region, with some counties in the district exceeding a poverty rate of over 20% (1 in 5 families). This is a particular problem for our veterans, seniors, and children across the district. In Western New York, over 25% of those in poverty are veterans, another 25% are children, and over 15% are seniors over 60.

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John Plumb Statement on Terror Attacks in Brussels

Jamestown, New York – Jamestown Area Democrat John Plumb released the following statement after terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of Brussels in the face of this horrific terrorist attack.

We share a commitment to work together with our NATO allies, the people of Europe, and the world to end these horrific terrorist attacks. We must seek to dismantle terrorist networks, shutdown their recruiting tools, and disrupt and eliminate their financing.”

John Plumb Kicks Off Designating Petitions in Hometown

Jamestown Area Democrat Collects Petition Signatures in Randolph

Randolph, New YorkJohn Plumb, Navy Reserve Commander and candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district, began circulating petitions to secure a place on the ballot today in his hometown of Randolph, NY.

“It was important for me to kick this off where it all began, right here in Randolph,” said Plumb. “My family has over four generations of history in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties, and it would be an honor to serve my friends and neighbors by representing them and the entire district in Congress.”

John Plumb was born in Jamestown, NY to Marie and John Plumb who still live in the same house in Randolph that Plumb grew up in. Before retiring, his mother taught physics at Jamestown Community College and his father was a JAG officer in the Army then a lawyer in Jamestown and the village attorney for Randolph.

“I am running for Congress because the gridlock and partisan games in Washington, DC are disproportionally hurting our rural communities,” said Plumb. “We need results for our district, not results for Washington, DC special interests.”

After eating pancakes with his parents at Vern’s Place, Plumb went door-to-door in Randolph collecting signatures in support of his candidacy. He then drove to Jamestown for his most important stop of the day: to visit his 94-year-old grandmother and watch her sign his first petition in Chautauqua County.

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