The Daily Courier-Observer reports that Massena Mayor Jim Hidy won't run for state Assembly.
The Democrat who won on the Republican line in 2010 had been approached, he said.
The field out there is pretty thin. Redistricting cut into the time that candidates could consider a run, and most incumbents were protected, their districts not changing dramatically and becoming safer.
So it's no surprise that the parties are having trouble recruiting candidates for the myriad state election districts out there.