Nov. 14—Rep. Claudia L. Tenney has moved, from a rental home in Canandaigua, Ontario County, to a home in the village of Cleveland, Oswego County. It's her second move in a year, bringing her to a place where she said she has spent 20 years seasonally.
Tenney had moved to the rental in Canandaigua after winning a seat in Congress for New York's 24th District in 2022, which stretches from Niagara County through the Finger Lakes and north central New York, to Watertown and Clayton in Jefferson County. She said she has long been searching for a permanent residence in the district, and property records in Oneida County show that she sold her longtime Utica home in October.
"After nearly 20 years of being a seasonal resident on Oneida Lake, I have finally found a place after years of searching to purchase as my full-time home," she said in a statement sent Monday night.
Tenney, now R-Cleveland, born just outside of Utica in Oneida County, has lived around central and northern New York for most of her life. During her time in the state Assembly, Tenney represented a district that stretched from Utica to Orange County, just north of New York City.
She lived in Utica when she was first elected to Congress, and stayed there through her two nonconsecutive terms in 2016 and 2020, representing southern central New York and the Southern Tier.
When New York redrew its political maps in 2022, she initially declared a candidacy for the Southern Tier-focused district, although it did not include her home in Utica. That map was tossed out by a court order, however, and the Republican race in the new Southern Tier district became much more crowded, Tenney shifted her candidacy to the 24th District, which had no clear Republican nominee among a relatively large crowd of conservative political newcomers.
The 24th District as it stands today includes parts of what Tenney represented in the Assembly and Congress before, namely western Oswego County.