A famous actress who has experience in the TV legal system made the announcement to run for Congress. She lives in Ulster County, and launched her campaign via Twitter yesterday.

Diane Neal, a Hurley resident, announced her plans to run for the 19th Congressional District seat in New York. John Faso currently holds the seat. Neal was a long time actress on 'Law and Order: SVU' and 'NCIS'. She is running as an independent, according to People.

People states that Neal will need 3,500 signatures on a petition to secure a spot on the November ballot. In her tweet announcing the campaign, Neal said the goal is no negativity.

'Empathy & Reason' is the slogan Neal will be using for her campaign. Neal also tweeted that she would meet with anyone in the district at Starbucks Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm.

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