Attorney Jim Domagalski Monday said he is pulling his name from consideration for the congressional seat now held by indicted Rep. Chris Collins.
“Over the last week a number of friends and community leaders have reached out to me and strongly encouraged me to consider a run for Congress this year in the 27th Congressional District," Domagalski, a former Erie County Republican chairman, wrote in a statement to The Buffalo News. "I have been honored by their encouragement and confidence in my ability to effectively serve in that role. Ultimately, after serious consideration, my current family and professional commitments are my priority and I will therefore not be a candidate for Congress at this time.”
Domagalski, 53, of Orchard Park, is the second potential candidate to withdraw in recent days. State Sen. Patrick Gallivan withdrew from consideration Friday.
Domagalski was one of 12 potential candidates interested in running on the Republican line for the 27th District Congressional seat now held by Collins. Collins earlier this month suspended his re-election campaign after being indicted on charges related to insider trading.
Republican county chairs in the eight-county district will be interviewing candidates Tuesday.