Chad McEvoy has announced his candidacy for the 101st District Assembly seat.

McEvoy, a Democrat, is a tech project manager and a grassroots activist. He was also a 2017 candidate for the Otsego County Board and is the current Westford representative to the Otsego County Democratic Committee.

He recently managed the design and development of multimillion-dollar software projects funded by major national nonprofits and companies such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google. He has also worked as an analyst and project manager for organizations such as the American Red Cross and Heifer International. He spent several years volunteering in Africa for USAID-funded projects building agriculture and livestock databases. In 2015 he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for work with Senegalese agricultural schools.

McEvoy’s campaign will focus on key issues relating to the development of sustainable rural economic opportunities, the regional development of green energy, and improved access to broadband internet and rural cellular phone coverage, according to a news release.

The 101st district is currently represented by Republican Brian D. Miller.

The district includes portions of Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Sullivan and Ulster counties.