Host: Jim Aroune | WCNY

WCNY is committed to introducing you to the people who want to represent a key Congressional District – NY 22nd.

NY-22 runs right through the center part of our state from Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties to Cortland, Madison, Oneida and Oswego counties. Most have known it has the seat Richard Hannah has occupied for the last three terms. The Republican announced he will not seek reelection in the Fall.

NY 22 District Map | WCNY Interviews Martin Babinec

While the GOP and Democrats vying for that seat prepare for June primaries, one candidate who wants to represent this part of New York is going to run as a new third-party like option – he is Martin Babinec – who may even create his own third party. He wants to create smart jobs – something Babinec will tell you he knows plenty about.

He grew up in Little Falls and then moved to Silicon Valley in 1988. There he founded TriNet, a cloud-based human resources company. We welcome Martin Babinec to the program.

1st Question: Why do you want to do this?

If I had to think of one reason above all else of why I’m running for office it is about the ability to keep more of our families together by holding on to more of our best and brightest talent so that they can create the companies and jobs that we need to restore our economic vitality. I know how to do that, and I’m trying to bring that forward by running for office.

Hear more from Martin Babinec by watching his interview with WCNY.