Democratic congressional candidate Roger Misso and wife Christy welcomed their second child this week. 

Christy Misso gave birth to the couple's son, John Roger "Jack" Misso, Tuesday night at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. In a tweet, Roger Misso explained that his son is named for his grandfather, Roger Sr., who was a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War, and Christy's grandfather, John, who was an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II. 

Misso said his son was born at a Washington hospital because that was the location of his last military duty station. He was on active duty with the U.S. Navy until February — about halfway through Christy's pregnancy. The couple decided to keep the same OB-GYN for the duration of the pregnancy, Misso said. 

Once his wife and newborn child are healthy enough to travel, he said they will return to Syracuse within the next few weeks. 

John is the couple's second child. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Amelia. 

Misso is one of three Democrats running in the 24th Congressional District race. He was the first to declare his candidacy in April. 

A Red Creek native, Misso is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy for 10 years. He was a naval flight officer on combat missions in the Middle East and held other posts as an advocate for sexual assault survivors, a defense assistant in the House of Representatives and chief speechwriter to Adm. Michelle Howard, the first woman to become a four-star Navy admiral and the first African American woman to hold a four-star rank in any service branch. 

After completing his active duty service, he returned to central New York. He and his wife have a house in Syracuse. 

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