Candidate of New York State Governor

Lee Zeldin

Lee Zeldin was born and raised on Long Island. He grew up in Suffolk County and graduated from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, where his identical twin daughters attend school today. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and then his law degree from Albany Law School, becoming New York’s youngest attorney at the time at the age of 23.

Lee spent four years on Active Duty with the U.S. Army after completing ROTC and served in different capacities, including as a Military Intelligence Officer, Prosecutor, and Military Magistrate. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Lee deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2007, Lee returned to Suffolk County with his family. It was at this time that Lee transitioned from Active Duty to the Army Reserve, where he currently serves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 2008, Lee established a successful law practice in Smithtown, NY. Elected to the New York State Senate two years later, in 2010, Lee’s been working hard every day since to keep the promises he made to the hard-working families he represents.

In the State Senate, Lee:

  • Led the successful effort to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax for 80 percent of employers, a job killing tax that was hurting small businesses.

  • Cosponsored the nation’s strongest property tax cap, which became law.

  • Reduced middle-income tax rates in New York to the lowest level in 60 years.

  • Secured the repeal of the Saltwater Fishing License Fee.

  • Created the PFC Joseph Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program to help our returning veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

  • Authored the law to protect our fallen veterans and their families from protests at military burials.

Lee was then elected to the United States Congress in 2014, representing New York’s First Congressional District, and has now won seven consecutive races since 2010 in purple NYC suburban districts, unseating two Democrat incumbents along the way. In Congress, Lee quickly became a leading voice in America on top local, domestic and foreign policy issues:

  • Combating and defeating MS-13 on Long Island, leading the charge in New York and nationally against cashless bail, opposing all efforts to defund, dismantle or abolish police, and providing law enforcement the resources they need to fight gang violence and other crimes in our communities, including bulletproof vests.

  • Securing the repeal of many harmful, job killing regulations, with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and many other initiatives, to improve our business climate and grow our economy.

  • Leading the charge to end all COVID mandates.

  • Saving Plum Island, by securing the repeal of a 2008 federal law requiring the island to be sold off to the highest bidder.

  • Delivering a $1.5 billion boost in border security resources, helping to choke off the flow of illegal migration across our borders.

  • Introducing and passing into law his Adult Day Health Care legislation for disabled veterans and opening a new health care clinic for East End veterans.

  • Delivering the Electron Ion Collider “discovery machine” to Brookhaven National Lab that will enable advancements in national security, medical and cancer research, astrophysics, and more and create an extensive number of jobs.

  • Advancing his law enforcement bill of rights, which would help ensure that our great law enforcement officers and the people they serve are protected.

  • Championing the expansion of the Dwyer Program nationally, to help all of our nation’s veterans access the resources they need.

  • Securing much needed support of treatment, enforcement, and prevention for those affected by the heroin and opioid abuse crisis.

  • Leading the effort against the fatally flawed Iran Nuclear Deal.

  • Co-authoring a bipartisan resolution (H.Res. 246) that passed the House opposing the anti-Israel and antisemitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

  • Working with the Army Corps of Engineers to protect our coastlines, advancing the ambitious Fire Island to Montauk Point project, in addition to several other vital projects on the north and south shores of Long Island.

  • Co-Chairing the Long Island Sound Caucus and advancing top priorities for the Long Island Sound Program, National Estuary Program and SeaGrant.

  • Co-chairing, as one of only two Jewish Republicans in Congress, the House Republican Israel Caucus, and serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Financial Services Committee, as well as four House Subcommittees.

  • Successfully resolving over 17,000 constituent cases in favor of his constituents.


Candidate for United States Congress, 5th District

Paul King

Paul King is a lifelong New Yorker who has lived on the Rockaway Peninsula for 50 years. Through his family and neighbors, Paul has seen how the American Dream works for everyday Americans when education, faith, family, opportunity and hard work come together.

Paul believes dearly that the opportunity to pursue your dreams is the birthright of every American.

Throughout his adult life, Paul has helped people work together toward common goals. He has taken on leadership positions as a CYO baseball coach, team captain, committee chair, soccer coach and president of the local civic association. In business, Paul founded a management consulting company in 1993. This successful firm has helped hundreds of government and corporate clients solve problems by understanding the causes of systemic problems.

Paul King is a true believer in America but clear-eyed about the challenges we face together. His combination of optimism, civic engagement, problem-solving prowess, ability to collaborate across political and ethnic lines, and proven leadership skills make him an ideal candidate for the United States Congress.

Candidate for New York State Senate, District 11

Stefano Forte

Born in Astoria and raised in Flushing, Stefano Loudaros-Forte has spent his entire life in North Queens. He spent his formative years in Astoria, attending St. Demetrios School for grammar school and then going on to St. John’s Preparatory School for high school. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

His family history is the story of the American Dream. His mother Evdokia Loudaros and her family emigrated to the United States from Amorgos, Greece in 1971. Stefano’s grandmother Sophia Loudaros was a stay-at-home mother that raised her four children while his grandfather George Loudaros supported the family by working on construction sites and ships. Theirs is a story of a bygone era in our country — sadly, the ability for a family to survive on a single income is something that simply doesn’t exist for most working-class Americans. Stefano’s father Eric Forte was born in Queens to Luisa Lopez, a single mother who left her family in Puerto Rico to pursue a better life in New York City. All on her own, she worked hard and opened her own clothing factory, eventually selling her clothing through Macy’s and other department stores. Both sides of his family struggled to make ends meet but New York provided them opportunities that they wouldn’t have had elsewhere.

Raised in the Greek Orthodox faith, Stefano’s family instilled in him a love and concern for his fellow human beings. He credits his grandmothers for not only teaching him what it meant to be a good Christian, but for actively demonstrating it as well. Growing up, his grandmother Luisa would take in the homeless to give them a warm place to stay. His grandmother Sophia would offer every child in the neighborhood a free meal, no matter who they were. Stefano took his upbringing to heart and became an active member of his community from a young age. He became a community activist at 17 years old and worked to clean up his neighborhood. Now he is the president of the Queens branch of the American Conservation Coalition, a group dedicated to cleaning up our parks and restoring our environment.Stefano’s family lived the American Dream in New York, but the city and state that nurtured them and so many others is falling apart under poor government and gross mismanagement. Spiking crime, coupled with skyrocketing real estate prices and taxes and an unsustainable cost of living, are rapidly deteriorating our way of life.

Stefano wants to make a change in our state government so New York can once again be a place that is hospitable to families, small businesses, and all manner of hard-working Americans. He comes from a rising generation of young people who wish to make positive change in our state and city.

Candidate for New York State Assembly

District 23

Thomas P. Sullivan

” I am respectfully asking for your consideration on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. I am a political outsider with 29 years experience in the financial service industry, 30 years serving (and counting) our country in the United States Army Reserve with combat tours in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I was a small business owner for 10 years, now helping keep an 84 year old family business going for another generation. My basic belief is, before you want to represent your community you should have walked in their shoes in some capacity.”

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