Tina Forte

Tina Forte grew up in the Throggs Neck area of the Bronx. She learned the value of hard work and love of country from her father, a Marine Corps veteran, and her mother, an entrepreneur. Tina learned that through perseverance and hard work, she could achieve the American Dream.

As a small business owner, wife, mother, and grandmother, Tina Forte understands the issues facing New Yorkers. Time and time again, politicians talk, make promises, and fail to deliver – Unemployment is still high, inflation is squeezing family budgets, crime is on the rise, taxes keep going up, and our schools continue to fail our students. Tina has been a vocal activist, fighting for families, and calling out hypocritical politicians. She has raised awareness for veterans issues, fought against draconian lockdowns and mandates, demanded schools open for students, and always supported our law enforcement. 

Radical socialist politicians routinely degrade America and the dream it represents. They’ve vilified and defunded our law enforcement, creating a crime surge, while cowering behind their own private security. They’ve destroyed businesses, driven away jobs, and offered little compensation to those affected, while enjoying their own large government salaries. They have robbed children of more than a year of education, denied school choice to those of us who want to give our kids the best education – all while sending their own children to private schools.

Like millions of other New Yorkers, Tina Forte has had enough! Tina has been on the front lines fighting for us. She stood shoulder to shoulder with small business and restaurant owners who were struggling. She joined parents in pushing for schools to reopen for our kids. She backed the blue, and was a vocal opponent to defunding our police. She was even part of lawsuits against Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio to roll back the Unconstitutional executive orders that have destroyed our businesses and the lives of our children for almost two years.

Tina Forte has fought for us here in New York, and she will continue the fight in Washington to stop radical socialists from destroying the American Dream.

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Brandon Castro

Brandon Castro embodies the spirit of unwavering determination and fearless advocacy, defining his journey from a passionate student leader to a beacon of hope for our community. His commitment to truth and resilience in the face of adversity has set him apart as a leader who stands firm in his beliefs and fights tirelessly for what is right.

During his time at Queens College, Brandon Castro demonstrated exceptional leadership, advocating for self-improvement practices, instilling the values of responsibility, and tirelessly working to enhance the quality of life for his fellow students. His dedication to empowering young men and women, preparing them for life’s challenges, and boosting their confidence speaks volumes about his vision for a brighter future.

As a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, Brandon’s journey of leadership and advocacy has only begun. At just 24 years old, his candidacy represents a refreshing wave of change, challenging the status quo and offering genuine representation to hard-working individuals whom the political establishment has long overlooked.

Brandon Castro’s impressive track record, from serving in various leadership roles to fearlessly championing causes that matter most, reflects his unwavering commitment to amplifying voices and standing up for what is right. His candidacy for the State Assembly in the 30th District of Queens is not just a campaign; it’s a movement fueled by the belief that everyone, regardless of their background, deserves a voice in shaping their future.

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Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is a proven leader who has helped small businesses, the military, and his community successfully navigate through crises.  For over three decades, he has simultaneously pursued a business career while backing his commitment to serving his country and his community with impactful action. He will use his experience as a small business owner, financial services professional, military veteran, and community leader to reduce crime, secure the border, enforce immigration laws, lower taxes, to reduce wasteful spending, and fight tirelessly to represent the people of this district.

Tom has played many roles in his life; father, husband, soldier, small business owner, and financial analyst. His experiences have prepared him to serve our community as our next assemblyman. As a citizen, Tom has over thirty years of experience in the financial industry. Tom has also helped run his nearly 90-year-old family business.

As a soldier, Tom Sullivan has served in the Army Reserve for three decades. Tom has served combat tours in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Tom has recently retired at the rank of Colonel.

Tom has served our country, now he’s ready to serve our community.

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Mike Sapraicone

Mike Sapraicone is a retired New York Police Department Detective, community volunteer, small business founder, and nationally-recognized security expert.

Mike began his law enforcement career in 1980 and served in the New York Police Department for 20 years, beginning as a transit officer protecting millions of subway riders. His dedication to service was recognized with the promotion to first-grade detective — a rank in which he worked to bring high-profile criminals to justice.

Being at the foundation of New York City’s turnaround, Mike saw first-hand the impact of crime on the New York’s economy. He founded Squad Security and since retiring from the NYPD in 2000 grew this small business into a global security firm employing over 600 active and retired members of law enforcement.

Mike was raised in Richmond Hill, Queens where he attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing. He has continued to be involved at Holy Cross High School as a member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees and he established scholarships for high-achieving students and those in financial need.

Mike has served as president of the Seaford Union Free School District Board of Education and is senior trustee of the Museum of American Armor, based in Old Bethpage, NY. Mike is also on the boards of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital, Catholic Youth Organization and the Columbus Citizens Foundation, for which he Co-Chaired New York City’s Columbus Day Parade. Mike has been a member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State and the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement.

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Michael O’Reilly

Michael O’Reilly is running for NY State Senate because, quite frankly, we don’t have any representation from our current senator- when we need it most! First and foremost, O’Reilly is adamant that we simply cannot weather yet another term of the current senator.

O’Reilly graduated from Florida Tech with honors. After receiving an honorable discharged from the United States Marine Corp, he attended New York Law School at night, while working 60 hours a week in the Financial District. In addition to being a licensed attorney, O’Reilly was also an airline pilot for a major airline. He attributes any success he’s had in life to two simple things – hard work, and perseverance.

And O’Reilly is walking the walk- to every corner of the district to meet as many people as possible, over and over again because he feels that you cannot substitute face to face conversations with large war chests or social media platforms alone. The current occupant of our district’s senate seat (and yes, it’s the people’s seat) has run largely unopposed in the last three elections and is comfortably numb. In O’Reilly’s opinion, we need someone in Albany to fight for us now more than ever.

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Stephen Weiner

Stephen Weiner is a life-long New Yorker, who lives in Queens with his wife of 37 years and their adult developmentally-disabled son. He has been an attorney in private practice for over 30 years. His experience in Queens Surrogate’s Court began in the 1990s when the Court appointed him to be to represent people who did not have their own attorney (“Guardian ad Litem”). His legal practice is focused on wills, estate planning, probate, trusts, and guardianships, the core of the Surrogate’s Court docket. For ten years he has been rated a “Super Lawyer” in Estate Planning and Probate in New York City.

Stephen is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law where he founded its Federalist Society chapter and became a member of the Columbia Law Review. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Bronx High School of Science.

He has trial experience in federal court, in state court, and in arbitrations. He has argued appeals in the highest court of this state — the Court of Appeals — and in appellate courts at both the state and federal level. He is a member of the Historical Society of the New York Courts and the American Revolution Round-Table of New York.

Stephen has served the NYC community as President of the Board of Elections and as Queens Commissioner of Elections. Since 2004, he has been sworn in annually as a court examiner, an independent reviewer of guardianships.

He also served as the President of his local orthodox Jewish synagogue, the Young Israel of Sunnyside. The National Council of Young Israel awarded him its Centennial Award for this work. He remains active in its affairs.

Stephen is committed to equal justice under law, and to striving for excellence, integrity and inspiration in the affairs of the Surrogate’s Court.

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William Kregler

Bill Kregler is a retired Police Officer and Fire Department Official dedicated to law and order and common sense. He has first hand experience with the problems Queens residents face. As your Congressman, Bill will support States’ rights and work for a resolution to the immigrant problem facing our City and Nation. Bill is an experienced candidate who you may remember from his runs for Borough President and Congress.

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Philip Shaw Chuan Wang

Dr. Philip Shaw Chuan Wang, a distinguished Doctor of Chiropractic, has dedicated 23 years to serving the Flushing and Northern Queens community.

His educational background includes graduating from Baruch College, CUNY, for his undergraduate studies, and obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Master of Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, where he successfully passed the national board examination.

Since the year 2000, Dr. Wang has been an integral part of the Flushing community, actively contributing to public health and well-being.

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Thomas Zmich

Tom Zmich is a Union Member BAC1NY, Veteran, Husband, and Father. Tom will Protect our Constitutional rights, Stop the Socialist Democratic Agenda, and preserve our American history for future generations.

His priorities are:
  1) National Security
  2) Economic/Capitalist/Private Investment incentives
  3) Education- Stop CRT, Discrimination, Tax rebates/vouchers for families

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Kenneth Paek

Kenneth Paek is a retired New York City Police Department Public Safety Sergeant from the 109 PCT committed to ensuring safety in our communities. As a small business owner, Paek knows we need to reduce bureaucracy and regulations to foster job creation and economic growth. He will fight for fiscal responsibility in government by cutting wasteful spending. As a father, Paek values strengthening our children’s education, supporting teachers, and improving the quality of learning.

Kenneth and Eun, married for 20 years, have 2 children, Katelyn and Brenden who attend NYC public schools in Queens.

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