Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) already has a few challengers seeking the Democratic nomination to run against him in 2020. Two of the candidates, Roger Misso and Francis Conole, are navy veterans and central New York natives, who recently returned to the area.
Misso, 31, grew up in Red Creek between Wayne and Cayuga counties. He served in the U.S. Navy for about ten years. He was a naval flight officer deployed twice to the Middle East.
“Flew one of the first missions to combat ISIS as a mission commander, which was a very rewarding experience,” Misso said.