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“I am a fourth generation Western New Yorker. I was born in Jamestown and raised nearby in the beautiful small town of Randolph. My mother taught for years at Jamestown Community College, my father worked as an attorney in Jamestown, and there’s nothing I loved more as a kid than visiting my Grandma in Jamestown. This is my home and it’s why I am running my campaign out of Jamestown. Growing up in the Jamestown area, I was also surrounded by friends, families and neighbors that were veterans. This is where I learned the importance of hard work and our area’s core values of service to country, community and families. My Dad and both of my grandfathers were in the military. That’s why I have dedicated my entire life to keeping our country safe, as a U.S. Navy submarine officer and at the Pentagon. I have been an officer in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and continue to serve today as a Captain in the Navy Reserves. I know that the values I learned here and in the military can deliver results to our working families all across the district. We need to protect the jobs we have and create new ones. This is of course a challenging mission – but that is also why I’m running for Congress. Western New York and the Southern Tier have been my family’s home for four generations and I know our district can thrive again if we are just given a fair shot. In Congress, I will put service to our country first and fight every day to be a champion for our rural communities and our way of life.” – U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, fourth generation Western New Yorker, Candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd District.