(WBNG) -- Nick Libous, son of the late Senator Tom Libous, announced Friday afternoon that he is considering a run for the State Senate 52nd District Seat.
His announcement follows Binghamton Mayor Rich David's statement, who said he will also consider a run for a spot in the State Senate.
Currently, that spot is held by State Senator Fred Akshar. Akshar officially announced on Thursday that he will run for Broome County Sheriff in 2022.
Libous' full statement is posted below:
With Senator Fred Akshar announcing that he will not seek another term in the NYS Senate, I am considering running for the 52 district Senate seat.
We need jobs and I know how to create them. We need affordability and I will fight for it. Most of all, we need a Senator who cares about us.
My father, Senator Tom Libous taught me to never quit, when you get knocked down, you get right back up. We need a fighter in Albany, I am considering running to be that person.