Today I Officially End My Campaign and Support Julie Killian for the SD-37 Senate Seat
By SARMAD KHOJASTEH

eHezi Bedford, NY, Campaign Trail, Community, Finance, Governance, History, Law, New York State, People, Politics, Westchester County, NY 3 Comments

I wanted you to be one of the first to know that today I officially ended my campaign and endorsed Julie Killian for the upcoming Special Election for the 37th District Senate Seat.

I am so proud of what we have accomplished together, and can assure you that I did not make this decision lightly.  It is critical that the GOP wins this seat, and in order to do that, we must rally around a single candidate as quickly as possible to take the fight to the Democrats for this April Special Election.

I have spoken with Julie and she has assured me that she will continue to promote policies that help lower- and middle-income New Yorkers achieve financial security and upward mobility.  Julie is a strong candidate and will be a great Senator representing the people of Westchester County.

We decided to run at this time because we believe that it is imperative that the Republican Party promote positive policy solutions to the issues facing lower- and middle-income New Yorkers. We are encouraged by the gains our campaign has made and we will work to ensure that Republican candidates across New York continue to focus on these important issues and provide independent-minded solutions to make New York a great place to raise a family, start a business, and, ultimately, retire.

Douglas A. Colety, Westchester Republican County Committee Chairman, said the following about our candidacy: “What Sarmad achieved in terms of fundraising, garnering media attention, and generating grass roots support and enthusiasm for his campaign in an extremely short period of time makes clear to everyone that he is a rising star within our Party.”

We were the first candidate to enter the race, on December 4, 2017. Over a two-month period, we broke a fundraising record for a political newcomer in this district by raising more than $128,000 in six weeks, and we barnstormed the district speaking with media and meeting committee members and voters, sharing our ideas for practical solutions to solve the problems facing Westchester County families, with a specific focus on economic policies that would make it possible for all New Yorkers to achieve the American Dream.

We proposed a 529-style tax-advantaged, growth investment plan to help New York families save for their first home, a similar plan focused on small business entrepreneurship and a concept that would encourage angel investors to invest in New York-based start-ups.

Anjella and I can not thank you enough for your support. The opportunity to give voice to the issues facing hardworking families, small businesses, and seniors over the last few months has been a privilege and an honor.  For me, it has been the happiest time of my life.

Best,

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eHeziToday I Officially End My Campaign and Support Julie Killian for the SD-37 Senate Seat
By SARMAD KHOJASTEH

Comments 3

  1. S#!t Rolls Downhill

    “We decided to run at this time because we believe that it is imperative that the Republican Party promote positive policy solutions to the issues facing lower- and middle-income New Yorkers.”

    You mean the same Republican Party that just screwed over thousands of homeowners in the district you’re attempting to run in by limiting SALT deductions to 10k? There are people in SD-37 which are going to be paying tens of thousands more in the next fiscal year thanks to the plundering which was only made possible by the national GOP.

    Any Republican candidate running in Westchester County or the State of New York needs to be asked whether or not they support the Trump Administration. Someone has to hold him accountable, even at the local & state level. Rob Astorino doubled down on his support of the president and look where that got him. As for the shpeel on your $128,000 in fundraising, who cares. We all know how deep the GOP’s pockets are in a race where the control of the Senate is at stake. Astorino got $1,000,000 from Rob Mercer a week before the election and still blew it. Honestly, do whatever you want. Indivisible Westchester is active primarily in SD-37 & played a large role in Astorino’s ouster last Fall. This seat isn’t going red.

    1. Bill

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but the capping of the SALT deduction isn’t going to raise anyone’s federal taxes especially not here in Westchester. 1st off we can still write off $10k and with the average NY SALT deduction being $22k we on average are losing only $12k in deductions. Secondly, if you’re paying ATM, your deductions are already capped, that’s how the ATM works. Thirdly, all the tax rates were also lowered and will more than make up for the loss on average of $12k in deductions. Cuomo and the Democrats have been making up a lot of lies about the tax cut law and nobody’s calling them out, until now that is. NY will benefit just as much as the rest of the country from the economic expansion that’s currently under way.

      And sadly this isn’t a referendum on Trump, Trump really has nothing to do with how NY is run. Democrats led by George Latimer and propped up by Indivisible Westchester were able to lie their way through the 2017 election cycle but I don’t think they’ll get off that easy this time.

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