Saratoga Springs finance commissioner announces run for State Senate

State Senator Jim Tedisco officially has a new challenger for the 44th Senate District.

Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Minita Sanghvi officially launched her bid for the seat on Monday.

As you heard First on 13 last Friday, Sanghvi, a Democrat, had been considering a run for months now and was set to make it official on Monday.

“I am running for State Senate because we deserve better,” Sanghvi said in a statement. “We need a leader who will put people ahead of partisan politics in Albany.”

Sanghvi was elected Finance Commissioner in the Spa City in 2021.

Born and raised in India, she became the first person of color and the first openly gay member of the Saratoga Springs City Council.

Republican Jim Tedisco was first elected to the State Senate in 2016.

He sent out a statement saying, “I’m proud to have won reelection in 2022 by over 17,000 votes and I am going to continue to focus on serving my constituents and being a strong and outspoken voice on the issues that matter most to them.”

After redistricting, the 44th Senate District now covers all of Saratoga County and parts of Schenectady County.

Jim Tedisco(File / WNYT)