Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will make his run for governor official next month.
Molinaro on Wednesday said he will formally kickoff his campaign for governor April 2nd. The former state assemblyman has told Republican leaders he was running, but no public announcement has been made. Molinaro, along with State Senator John DeFrancisco and attorney Joe Holland, who worked with George Pataki’s administration, are all seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo in November.
Molinaro released this statement Wendesday:
“Yesterday’s verdict is an indictment, not just of one of man, but of the cynical systematic corruption within in a state government Governor Cuomo has led.
New Yorkers deserve better.
Now more than at any time in our lifetime, New Yorkers need new leadership in the Capitol, which is why I am a candidate for Governor.
I am deeply humbled by the challenge, but my determination is driven by the need.
Our campaign to reclaim New York will formally kickoff on April 2, 2018, I hope you join us.”
Earlier this week, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced he will back Molinaro for governor.