Rochester, NY --- Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks is back home this weekend after spending a few days in Washington D.C. where – quite possibly – her next job may take her.
On Wednesday, Rep. Eric Massa made it known that he would not seek re-election, and Brooks said in a statement that she was fielding calls about a potential run for that seat. Friday, that speculation about her political future intensified when Rep. Massa announced he would resign his Congressional seat effective Monday, March 8th at 5 p.m.
This weekend Brooks is spending time “seriously considering a run,” according to spokesman Noah Lebowitz. She’s meeting with close advisors, discussing matters with family, and could make an announcement one way or another early next week.
Brooks lives in Webster just outside of the 29th Congressional District but legally that does not prohibit her from running or even holding that office; one only need to be a resident in the same state as the Congressional District they represent. It’s assumed that Brooks would move into the district if she were elected.