(WHAM) - A well-known face in Monroe County politics is throwing his hat in the ring for Irondequoit Town Supervisor.
Joe Morelle Jr. announced Wednesday he plans to run for the office in November. Current town supervisor Dave Seeley said Tuesday he will not be running for reelection in the fall.
Morelle Jr. has been serving as a Monroe County Legislator for the 17th District since 2013 when fellow Democrat Ted O'Brien stepped down to run for the New York State Senate. He serves on the Ways & Means and Transportation Committees in the Monroe County Legislature.
“While the path to recovering from COVID-19 and rebuilding our local economy will be daunting, Irondequoit has never feared a challenge—and I look forward to the work ahead to ensure the community I love recovers and emerges stronger than ever," Morelle said in a statement.
Seeley and Monroe County Executive Adam Bello have already endorsed Morelle, who is the son of Congressman Joe Morelle (D, NY-25).