NEW YORK – April 26, 2021 — The Orange County Conservative Party, Rockland County Conservative Party, and Westchester Conservative Party have today collectively endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for Governor of New York State.
Rockland County Conservative Party Chairman Simeon Naemit said, “Congressman Lee Zeldin has consistently delivered results for New York, and will help save our state. Lee has fought the “defund the police” movement and will make sure residents aren’t forced out of their homes by New York’s high taxes. “Cuomo has got to go, and Lee Zeldin is the best choice for the job,” emphasized Chairman Naemit.
Westchester Conservative Party Chair Hugh Fox, Jr. said, “Radical liberal policies like cashless bail, and massive tax hikes promoted by Andrew Cuomo have hurt our community, making it less safe and less affordable. Lee Zeldin supports law enforcement who protect our communities every day, and has worked to put more money in New Yorker’s pockets. In the short time period since he launched his campaign, I have seen great enthusiasm around Lee’s candidacy, and believe he has what it takes to be the next Governor of our state.”
Orange County Conservative Party Chair John DeLessio said, “New York is at a turning point and voters across the state have a choice to make. A scandal covered administration that promotes horrible policy that makes working families struggle and our communities less safe, or a Governor who will get our economy back on track, support our law enforcement, and lead New York by example. The choice is clear for the voters of Orange County, Lee Zeldin for Governor. Lee Zeldin has what it takes to bring our state’s economy back and better than ever before. He will support our law enforcement, cut taxes and help to save our state. The Orange County Conservative committee is behind him 100%.”
To date, the Suffolk, Onondaga, Orange, Rockland and Westchester County Conservative Parties have endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin, representing 23%of the New York State Conservative Party’s weighted gubernatorial vote. Congressman Zeldin needs to surpass 50% to become the official designee of the Conservative Party for Governor.