Sarah Hughes, An Olympic gold medalist, files to run for Congress in New York
Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes has filed to run for Congress in her native New York state, a spokesperson for her campaign confirmed Tuesday.
Hughes, 38, will vie as a Democrat to represent New York’s 4th District, located on Long Island. The seat is currently held by a Republican, Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, who is in his first term.
While stunning American favorite Michelle Kwan and others in Salt Lake City, Hughes was still a 16-year-old resident of Great Neck, N.Y. Her hometown lies in New York’s 3rd District, which embattled Republican Rep. George Santos currently holds. Hughes’s spokesperson confirmed she has filed to run in the neighboring 4th District and is “putting the pieces into place to make an announcement in the next few weeks.”
“Born and raised on Long Island, Sarah is concerned about where we’re headed, whether it’s rising prices, public safety and gun violence, or threats to women’s health,” the spokesperson, Max Kramer, said in an emal.