February 29, 2016

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Batavia businesswoman has announced her run for Congress.

Democrat Diana Kastenbaum seeks to unseat Republican Congressman Chris Collins of the 27th Congressional District. Kastenbaum serves as CEO of Pinnacle Manufacturing in Batavia, a company owned by her family since 1972. Her husband is actor and comedian Hiram Kasten.

“As a small business owner from Batavia, I am well aware of the realities that face middle class families. Using my years of experience as a businesswoman, I will bring new ideas and solutions to the problems we face in Western NY,” said Kastenbaum. “We need a Member of Congress who will fight for Western NY on the issues that matter most; good paying jobs, ending income inequality, making college more affordable, and providing access to affordable healthcare. Where Congress has failed us, I will lead.”

The 27th Congressional District comprises all of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties and parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, and Ontario counties.

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