Chris McKenna | lohud | July 5, 2023

Former Rep. Mondaire Jones on Wednesday began his bid to reclaim the Hudson Valley congressional seat that he left in December after redistricting derailed his reelection plans.

Jones, a 36-year-old Democrat who lives in the Westchester County village of Sleepy Hollow, was set to file federal paperwork to formally open his campaign for New York’s 17th Congressional District, now represented by Republican Rep. Mike Lawler of Rockland County.

Jones, a Rockland native and attorney who had been working as a CNN political commentator after leaving Congress, is the third Democrat to enter the 2024 race for the Democratic-leaning district. Westchester residents Liz Whitmer Gereghty and MaryAnn Carr also have declared their candidacies for the 17th District seat…