John Faso Earns Endorsements from More than 60 Leaders, Committees & Organizations
John Faso Earns Endorsements from More than 60 Leaders, Committees & Organizations
June 24, 2016

Reformer Heads into June 28th Primary with Local and National Support

KINDERHOOK, NY … June 24, 2016Since announcing his candidacy, John Faso (R-Kinderhook), the endorsed Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party candidate, has earned more than 60 significant endorsements in his race for the 19th Congressional District, the Faso campaign today announced.

The support comes from an impressive group, including state and local GOP and Conservative party leaders, elected officials from the 11-county district, CNBC television host Larry Kudlow, noted political science professor Dr. Gerald Benjamin and the state Conservative Party, among others — many of whom have come to know and respect Faso and his record during his 33 years as a resident, public servant and community member in the region.

Faso is running for the Republican line in Tuesday’s primary. He has already earned the Conservative, Independence and Reform lines in November’s general election.

“The show of support for our campaign has been incredibly gratifying,” Faso said. “People know what is at stake in this election: Our country faces a crisis and is need of real reforms. If elected to Congress, I will fight to balance the budget, pay off the national debt, ensure a strong national defense, and eliminate burdensome regulations on small businesses. I will work to break through the gridlock in Washington and repair the damage that has been done under President Obama. I welcome the support of our local Republican voters on June 28th.”

The endorsements include:

  • Columbia County GOP Committee
  • Columbia County Conservative Party
  • Columbia County Treasurer PJ Keeler
  • Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett
  • Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner
  • Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murrell
  • National Rifle Association  
  • Dutchess County Conservative Party Chair Maureen Natrella
  • Ulster County Republican Committee
  • Former Ulster County DA, Supreme Court and Appellate Justice Michael Kavanagh
  • Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack
  • Ulster County Legislator James Maloney
  • Ulster County Legislator Carl Belfiglio
  • Dr. Gerald Benjamin, political science professor, SUNY New Paltz
  • Greene County Republican Committee
  • Greene County Conservative Party
  • Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley
  • Former Greene County Clerk Mike Flynn
  • Greene County Treasurer Peter Markou
  • Associated General Contractors of New York State
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Republican Main Street Partnership PAC
  • New York State Automobile Dealers Association
  • Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R-107th District)
  • NY 1st CD, Congressman Lee Zeldin
  • NY 21st CD, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
  • Senator James Seward (R-51)
  • Senator John Bonacic (R-42)
  • Conservative Party of New York State
  • Independence Party of New York State
  • Reform Party of New York
  • Sullivan County Republican Committee
  • Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff
  • Sullivan County Clerk Daniel Briggs
  • Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck
  • Sullivan County Conservative Party
  • Rensselaer County Republican Committee
  • Rensselaer County Conservative Committee
  • Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick Russo
  • Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola
  • Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino
  • Michael Spaccaforno,Townof MasonvilleSupervisor (Delaware County)
  • Mark Tuthill, Town of Delhi Supervisor (Delaware County)
  • Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills
  • Andy Matviak, Mayor of the Village of Sidney (Delaware County)
  • Glenn Nealis, DelawareCountyEconomic Development Director (Delaware County)
  • Martin Donnelly, former Town of Andes Supervisor (Delaware County)
  • Jim Eisel, Chairman of the Board ofSupervisors andTownof Harpersfield Supervisor (Delaware County)
  • Tina Molé, Town of Bovina Supervisor (Delaware County)
  • Samuel Rowe, Town of Hancock Supervisor (Delaware County)   
  • Otsego County Republican Committee
  • Otsego County Conservative Party Chairman Paul Kennedy
  • Otsego County Legislator Len Carson
  • Otsego County Legislator Meg Kennedy
  • CNBC Television Host and commentator Larry Kudlow
  • Bijoy Datta, Broome County Republican Party Chairman
  • Schoharie County Republican Committee
  • Schoharie County Conservative Party
  • Schoharie County Sheriff Anthony Desmond
  • Schoharie County Clerk Indica Jaycox
  • Schoharie County Treasurer William Cherry
  • Town of Schoharie Supervisor Chris Tague (Schoharie County)
  • Town of Esperance Supervisor Earl Van Wormer (Schoharie County)
  • Town of Cobleskill Supervisor Leo McAllister (Schoharie County)
  • Montgomery County Republican Committee
  • Village of Ames (Montgomery County) Mayor Michael McMahon

Faso is running to fill the seat now held by Congressman Chris Gibson (R), who is not seeking re-election. As a member of the New York Assembly, Faso developed and pushed proposals that led to real balanced budgets – including the first reduction in state spending in decades while closing a $5 billion deficit. He championed legislation that made a difference for tens of thousands of families such as the STAR program and education and real property tax reform. A former board member of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Faso also served for three years as a member of the Control Board that worked to fix the financial and managerial issues of the City of Buffalo and its school system.

Mr. Faso and his wife, Mary Frances, a registered nurse, are the proud parents of two children. They have lived in Kinderhook, New York, for more than three decades.

John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is former Republican leader of the state Assembly and candidate for Congress in the 19th Congressional district. To learn more about Faso, visit


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