The following is a republished press release from Tompkins County Democratic Committee and NOT written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements directly to The Voice, email

ITHACA, N.Y. — After nearly a decade on the Tompkins County Legislature, Carol Chock (D-District 3) has announced that she will not seek re-election to a fourth term in office.

“I am especially proud of the role I’ve played helping to lead Tompkins County into the renewable energy future, ensuring social justice, and preserving the special sense of place for all residents in our fine community,” Chock said. “This is a dynamic period in our nation’s history for public participation. The democratic process works best when there is representation from many sectors and spheres of interest.”

County Legislature terms are four years. The current term expires at the end of 2017. Chock has been approached by interested potential candidates and says that she is available to talk to anybody who is motivated by a desire to accomplish something, encourage equity, and raise the level of public discourse. Her legislative district includes Belle Sherman, Bryant Park, South Hill, and portions of upper Collegetown and East Hill.

Chock can be reached at (607) 277-0006 for information regarding responsibilities of the office. Citizens from District 3 who would like to discuss running for this office on the Democratic line may also contact Tompkins County Democratic Chair Irene Stein at (607) 266-7579. The election will be November 7.

Featured image provided by Carol Chock.

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