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Endorsements and Recap

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Statewide

 Governor: Lee Zeldin

Lieutenant Governor: We would like to take this opportunity to formally endorse Alison Esposito, Zeldin’s running mate. Esposito has led a disguised career in the New York City Police Department. She was Zeldin’s first pick for the job, something Hochul cannot say of her running mate, for good reason. She has a levelheaded demeanor and career experience oriented toward fighting New Yorkers’ top concern – crime.

Comptroller: Thomas DiNapoli, incumbent

Attorney General: Michael Henry Congressional

1st Congressional District: Nick LaLota

2nd Congressional District: Andrew Garbarino, incumbent

Legislative

1st Senate District: The Messenger endorses incumbent Anthony Palumbo over his politically unversed opponent Skyler Johnson. Palumbo has shown an aptitude for navigating the treacherous waters of Albany to pass bipartisan legislation on the environment, while fighting for the safety and affordability of our communities.

2nd Senate District: Mario Mattera, incumbent

3rd Senate District: Alexis Weik, incumbent

4th Senate District: Wendy Rodriguez

1st Assembly District: Peter Ganley

2nd Assembly District: Jodi Giglio, incumbent

3rd Assembly District: The Messenger endorses incumbent Joe DeStefano for his tireless dedication to his constituency. DeStefano is no stranger to success. Despite being in the political minority, his proposal to protect our local fire districts made it into the state budget. As a former AME union leader, he fights for the middle class.

4th Assembly District: Ed Flood

5th Assembly District: Doug Smith, incumbent

6th Assembly District: Kevin Surdi

7th Assembly District: The Messenger endorses incumbent Jarett Gandolfo. He did not back down, and instead stood up to lead the charge for suburbia when local zoning control was threatened by Hochul-proposed accessory dwelling units. Without leaders like him in Albany, the interests of an insatiable New York City delegation would steamroll the entirety of Suffolk County.

8th Assembly District: Michael Fitzpatrick, incumbent

Propositions

 The Messenger urges voters to vote in the affirmative for both proposition 1 and 2. The first proposition concerns valuable access to infrastructure dollars concerning the environment. The second proposition is merely affirming term limits on county officials. Our entire statement on the matters can be found at www.messengerpapers.com.

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