East Niagara Post

February 25, 2016

A Batavia businesswoman announced today her candidacy for the 27th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Chris Collins.

Diana Kastenbaum, a Democrat, is the CEO of Pinnacle Manufacturing Company Inc. in Batavia.

“As a small business owner from Batavia, I am well aware of the realities that face middle class families, Kastenbaum said. "Using my years of experience as a businesswoman, I will bring new ideas and solutions to the problems we face in Western New York. We need a Member of Congress who will fight for Western New York 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.”

Kastenbaum’s family has owned and operated Pinnacle, a zinc and aluminum dye casting manufacturing company, since 1972. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is married to actor and comedian Hiram Kasten. Their daughter, Millicent, is a senior government major at Cornell University.

New York’s 27th Congressional District includes all of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties and parts of Erie, Monroe, Ontario, and Niagara counties, including all of East Niagara.

Batavia Democrat to oppose Collins (link)