Nate Shinagawa ’05 Vies for Legislature Seat Following Residency Switch

After representing the fourth district for 10 years in the Tompkins County Legislature, Nate Shinagawa ’05 announced on Sept. 16 his resignation and his residence switch, which would allow him to run for an open seat representing the second district. Shinagawa, the Democratic candidate,  faces independent opponent Anna Kelles to represent the Fall Creek community, where he has owned property since 2011 and moved to recently. “I’ve wanted to move [to Fall Creek] for a long time,” he said. “I recently got married and decided that it would be a good time to move with my wife.