State committee members of the New York State Conservative Party, including Livingston County Chairman Jason J. McGuire, converged in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, March 6, 2016 to unanimously nominate Wendy Long (no relation to Chairman Michael R. Long) as their candidate for United States Senator.
Local Brooklyn civic leader and party treasurer, Frances T. Vella-Marrone, said this when nominating Mrs. Long:
It is my honor to nominate Wendy Long as the Conservative Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Wendy's grasp of the issues and steadfast belief in conservative principles make her more than qualified to be our standard bearer.
State Vice-Chairman and Cayuga County Chairman, Gregory S. Rigby, seconded the nomination. Chairman Rigby was quick to note that Wendy Long's principles are her core beliefs. “Regardless of the setting, audience or numbers, Wendy's message is the same. She serves as a fierce protector of the principles she holds dear,” said Rigby.
Shaun Marie Levine, the Party's Executive Vice-Chairwoman, in seconding Long's nomination noted that the Conservative Party has the opportunity to defy pundits and repeat one of the finest moments of the Party's history—the unexpected election of James L. Buckley in 1970.
When accepting the Conservative Party's nomination, Wendy Long said:
Our borders are broken. Health care costs are skyrocketing. Too many New Yorkers can't find work. Too many have gone too long without a raise. This campaign is about giving New Yorkers a choice and to offer a new direction from the failed policies of the professional political class that has ruled for far too long.
Thanks to the candidacy of Wendy Long, New York voters will have a clear choice in this November’s General Election. Long will face the incumbent Democrat, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
You can learn more about Wendy Long's campaign at WendyLong.com.