Congressman John Katko has endorsed State Senator John DeFrancisco for Governor. The announcement came Wednesday from the Camillius Republican. You can read Congressman Katko’s full statement below:
Statement from Congressman John Katko (24th Congressional District):
“In Central New York, we’ve consistently had strong leadership at the state level. Senator DeFrancisco has stood up for our community over the years and worked across party lines to fight for our best interests in Albany. He’s been a bipartisan voice for Central New York families, for our veterans, our small business community, and Upstate farmers and growers. As Deputy Majority Leader and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he’s worked to make New York more fiscally responsible and been a champion for Upstate New York.
“Now, John is running for Governor so that all of New York State may benefit from his leadership. It is my privilege to endorse John DeFrancisco as the next Governor for the State of New York.”
Senator DeFrancisco also received endorsements Wednesday from State Senators Tom O’Mara, Terrence Murphy and Marty Golden. You can read their individual statements below:
Statement from Senator Marty Golden (22nd Senate District):
“I’ve served with John DeFrancisco in the state Senate for sixteen years, and his intelligence is only rivaled by his honesty and passion. John is a true leader and he will fight to ensure that all New Yorkers have the opportunity to succeed.
“I am proud to endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor, and look forward to working with him to make New York more affordable, cut taxes, grow our economy and fix the damn subways!”
Statement from Senator Terrence Murphy (40th Senate District):
“John DeFrancisco has been a strong leader in the Senate and a willing mentor during my first two terms. He has a clear vision for New York State that prioritizes hardworking taxpayers before Albany’s special interest. I am very excited about his candidacy and believe his message and record will resonate with voters across the state.”
Statement from Senator Tom O’Mara (58th Senate District):
“Having served with John the past eight years, I know first hand there has been no stronger advocate for Upstate New York. We need a Governor who is focused on bringing about fundamental change to our Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region, and it starts with real economic growth.
“John has been a voice for fiscal sanity in Albany, and as Governor he will cut taxes and regulations, help grow small businesses and family farms, and make New York more affordable for our hardworking families and more competitive for our businesses. I enthusiastically endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor because its time we had a Governor who has effective policies for Upstate New York.”