314 PAC recently endorsed John Plumb, a Democrat running for Congress in New York’s 23rd District, located in the southwestern part of the state. Plumb holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, and served on submarines in the U.S. Navy (he is currently in the Reserves). Following his military service Plumb worked on Capitol Hill (thanks in part due to a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from AAAS) and in senior positions in the Department of Defense.
Consistent with 314 PAC’s orientation, Plumb is a Democrat, and is running against incumbent Representative Tom Reed. Neither candidate had opposition in their respective party primaries, and Plumb has emphasized his military experience and local roots in the campaign. To be fair, none of the incumbents 314 PAC has endorsed have emphasized their scientific backgrounds in their campaigns, but perhaps if Plumb is elected he might bring that background to bear as a legislator.