WXHC spoke with Republican AD 126 candidate John Lemondes:
The Lafayette native and retired Army colonel won the Republican primary in June.
He now takes on Dia Carabajal on the Democratic side, a former Auburn city councilwoman and school board member.
Lemondes has the endorsement of retiring 10-term assemblyman Gary Finch, along with U.S. Rep. John Katko who defeated him six years ago to win a seat in the 24th Congressional District.
New York’s 126th Assembly District includes parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Onondaga counties.
Press play below for the interview: