The Conservative Party Committees that constitute the 24th Congressional District (Onondaga, Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego) have chosen to endorse former US Attorney John Katko as our candidate to challenge Dan Maffei in this year’s Congressional election.
Katko, a resident of Camillus, beat out several other candidates that also have excellent qualifications.
Chuck Mancabelli, chairman of the Onondaga County Conservative Party, pointed out that, “Mr. Katko aligns with our Conservative principles philosophically and understands the significance of this election. Mr. Katko has a strong command of the issues and more importantly, an ability to connect with the voters during the campaign. This is a key element for any candidate to be credible in today’s political climate.”
Wayne County chairman, Jim Quinn stated, “This years’ group of eligible candidates is unusually strong, each candidate is successful and exceptionally qualified. For me, John Katko has the right mix of strengths to prevail in this election and help restore common sense to the NYS Congressional delegation.”
“While emphasis on the economy has to be our primary goal for this election,” said Ron Greenleaf, Oswego County chairman, “it cannot be our only focus. Mr. Katko has shown an ability to grasp issues that face us locally and nationally. It’s great to have such strong candidate as John representing the Conservative Party and the 24th district.”
Katko has recently received the four counties’ GOP endorsement.
Republican and Conservative Party unity are critical for the success of our candidate in this election.
Greg Rigby from Cayuga County summed up by saying, ”We’re looking forward to a vigorous campaign season with spirited debate on the issues. The voters deserve to see more than an empty chair.”