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NYSYR Announces 2nd Round of Candidate Endorsements for 2023 Election Cycle

By August 29, 2023News

ALBANY, NY — Today, the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs (NYSYR) announced its second round of endorsed candidates for the 2023 election cycle.  These endorsements are exclusive to candidates who are Young Republicans (those ages 18 to 40) and now make them eligible to access resources, including financing, digital services, and boots-on-the-ground support. 

The NYSYR represents more than 50 county- and campus-based chapters comprising more than 2,500 registered members statewide.  It is a diverse coalition of professional operatives, public servants, elected officials, business leaders, young professionals, and students working to recruit, train, and elect a new generation of Republicans across New York. 

In June, NYSYR announced its first round of endorsements, covering more than three dozen Young Republicans seeking office.  This next round of endorsements brings the total number of endorsed Young Republicans in this year’s general election to more than 65:

Albany County

Alison Walden for County Legislator (District 14)

George Vogt for County Legislator (District 20)

Ryan Conway for County Legislator (District 25)

Taran O’Brien for County Legislator (District 36)

Kristen Blais for Colonie Town Board

Broome County

Timothy Wright for Endicott Trustee* 

Clark Giblin for Johnson City Trustee*

Dutchess County

William Truitt for County Legislator (District 7)*

Erie County 

Christine Casilio for County Executive

Lindsay Lorigo for County Legislator (District 10)

Matthew Braun for Tonawanda Town Councilor

Vern Thompson for Cheektowaga Town Councilor

Jefferson County

Logan Eddy for Rutland Town Supervisor

Kings County

Isaiah Vega for New York City Council (District 37)

Lewis County

Jessica Moser for County Legislator (District 3)*

Megan Krokowski for Lyonsdale Town Councilor

Nassau County

Samantha Goetz for County Legislator (District 18)

John Ferretti for County Legislator (District 15)*

Michael Lucchesi for County Legislator (District 1)

Kevin Maccarone for Glen Cove Town City Council

Niagara County

Christopher McKimmie for County Legislator (District 3)

Oneida County

Samantha Colosimo-Testa for Common Council (At-Large)*

Onondaga County

Cody Kelly for County Legislator (District 14)*

Michael Mirizio for Cicero Town Councilor*

Michael Becallo for Cicero Town Councilor*

Theresa Wheatley for Solvay Village Trustee (Ward 3)

Orange County 

Jesse Dwyer for Warwick Town Supervisor

Oswego County 

Patrick Twiss for County Legislator (District 13)*

Queens County 

Daniella May for New York City Council (District 31)

Rensselaer County 

Brad Lewis for Troy City Council President

Irene Sorriento for Troy City Council (District 5)*

Richmond County

Michael Pinto for Civil Court Judge (Municipal Court District 2)

Suffolk County 

Neil Manzella for Brookhaven Town Council*

Jarod Morris for Babylon Town Councilor

Ulster County

Kenneth Ronk for Shawangunk Town Supervisor

Warren County

Brady Stark for Queensbury Supervisor (At-Large)

Westchester County

Jenna Lennox Belcastro for Yorktown Town Clerk

Emily Costanza for Mount Pleasant Town Clerk*

Stephen Lennox for Lewisboro Town Board

Anthony Giacobbe for Eastchester Town Councilor

Michael Palladino for Bedford Town Councilor

*denotes incumbent

“On behalf of the entire Association, it is with a great sense of pride that I announce our endorsement of yet another group of young leaders as they seek elected office in the November election,” said NYSYR Chairman Peter Giunta. “From Buffalo to Montauk, young New Yorkers in every corner of the state are finally waking up to the disaster that has been Democrat one-party rule.  Who better to advocate against that failed agenda than Young Republicans who have lived shared experiences?”

Giunta continued: “Last year, our candidates took on the political establishment to usher in a Young Republican Red Wave that ultimately secured the Republican House Majority in Washington.  In this local election year, we have once again been given an opportunity to buck the status quo and elect a new generation of Republican leaders into government.  The Association is committed to investing in each of these candidates so that we can begin to effectuate change from the bottom up.”