Albany, Lewis and Niagara GOP County Chairs and the Onondaga County Conservative Party Endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor

February 12, 2018

Today, Republican Chairmen from three more counties and the Onondaga County Conservative Party endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor. Over the weekend, Senator DeFrancisco picked up the endorsement of nine GOP County Chairs.

Statement from Albany County Chairwoman Christine Benedict:

“As Chairwoman of the Albany County Republican Committee, I personally endorse and recommend Senator John DeFrancisco to be the Republican nominee for Governor of the State of New York. I have received positive responses from our committee members and party leaders towards his endorsement. I will be recommending he be nominated by our full committee for endorsement in the very near future.”

Statement from Lewis County Chairman Mike Young:

“I know I am not alone in my endorsement of Republican state Senator John DeFrancisco as he launches his campaign for Governor. John has had a long-standing leadership role in the Senate and has provided years of support to the North Country. It is particularly important at this time that we work together to give the voters of New York State a real choice this November.”

Statement from Niagara County Chairman Adam VanDeMark:

“I’m proud to endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor. John knows that cutting taxes, spending, and burdensome regulations helps our working class families and small businesses. And he knows that cracking down on crime makes our families and communities stronger, as opposed to progressive attempts to restrict our second amendment rights. Most importantly, John has never backed down when it comes to a fight, which is why we look forward to standing in his corner in 2018.”

Statement from Onondaga County Conservative Party Chairman Tom Beaulieu:

“In the 35 years I have known John, he has been a fighter for what he believes in and the core principles that guide him. Growing up in a working class neighborhood in Syracuse he understood that nothing is free, that if you work hard you can achieve anything and he still believes in that promise for our children and grandchildren.

“John has always sought the common ground for the common man because he knows that is a winning formula to help each and every New Yorker achieve their dreams.

“This campaign isn’t about building Gondolas in the sky, it’s about fighting to keep money in our pockets and lowering taxes that suffocate the engine of economic growth all across New York State.

“Our committee is united, in working together with people all across this great state in bringing a new day and a new purpose to New York. John DeFrancisco, the favorite son of Onondaga County, is committed to taking us there. We proudly endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor!”