Luke Wochensky is embarking on a 4-day, 250-mile journey across New York State’s 147th Assembly District on a late model Farmall 400 tractor. As part of his campaign to be a voice for small towns in southern Erie and Wyoming Counties, his tour will reach 30 townships and 14 villages.
Wochensky is running for NYS Assembly on the Democratic and Working Families party lines in the general election on November 6. He faces a significant gap in enrollment between registered Democrats and registered Republicans. Wyoming County is one that broke 70/30 in favor of President Trump in the 2016 election but Wochensky’s campaign has received bipartisan support with his message of people not politics. He was recently endorsed by Doug Berwanger, (Republican) Chair of the Board of Supervisors of Wyoming County, among other mayors, council members and committee members from across the county, reflecting the need for a representative in Albany who maintains relationships with officials regardless of political party.
The district includes family farms, woodlands and small towns. Events are planned along the route including welcoming groups, business breakfasts, tractor-stop speeches. Wochensky will meet the 90-year-old Democratic Chair in Covington (pop. 1,231) at his home. Additional tractors will join the candidate in Eden. The tour will kick off with a bicycle escort in East Aurora on Tuesday, September 18 at 7am.