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New York's 22nd Congressional District includes all of Chenango, Cortland, Madison and Oneida counties and parts of Broome, Herkimer, Tioga and Oswego counties.0000017a-3c50-d913-abfe-bd54a86b0000Incumbent Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) has announced he will retire. Claudia Tenney (R), New York state assemblywoman; Democrat Kim Myers; and Martin Babinec, a member of the Reform and Upstate Jobs parties will face off in November.It should also be noted that the retiring Hanna has not put his support behind fellow Republican Claudia Tenney.

Binghamton University computer science professor running for Congress

A Binghamton University professor says he's running for Congress because he thinks science and technology is ignored in Washington.

“I am pleased, terrified out of my mind, excited -- I don’t know what you want to call it -- to be running for Congress in New York’s 22nd District," said Patrick Madden, computer science professor, on the Binghamton University campus Monday morning.

Madden is running as a Democrat and hopes to challenge freshman Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) in 2018.

Madden wants to run because he thinks there needs to be more representatives from the technology world in Congress. He’s against a decision by Tenney and other Republicans to vote to repeal Obama-era internet privacy rules.

“They’re changing the rules and basically handing things off so the [internet service providers] can start charging all kinds of access fees and start messing with internet," said Madden. "It’s not in the public interest.”

Madden also criticized Tenney’s support of the Republican health care bill.

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