Statement From Livingston County Conservative Party Chairman Jason J. McGuire On The Race For The 133rd Assembly District

“Earlier this week, at the request of the State Conservative Party, I entered the race for the 133rd Assembly District. At the time, Assemblyman Joe Errigo had not yet entered the race, and our party was in need of a candidate. My desire was to identify and run a conservative candidate from Livingston County. I am thankful that due to the leadership of Livingston County Republican Chairman Lowell Conrad that we have done just that. Mr. Conrad stood by his county and insisted that the candidate be from Livingston County. I insisted that whomever the candidate be that they have conservative convictions. Today, I can tell you that both goals have been achieved.”

“Following services for the late Assemblyman Bill Nojay today, Mr. Errigo and I sat down to discuss the state of this race. If I were to remain on the ballot, it greatly increases the likelihood that a candidate who does not represent the values of either the Conservative or Republican Parties would be elected. It would also mean that an inter-party squabble would be handing this seat to a candidate whose residency and roots are not in Livingston County. New York is a difficult enough blue state without missing easy layups in key election years.”

“For these reasons, I have notified State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long that I am asking that my name be withdrawn from consideration for the 133rd Assembly District. I am asking that in my stead the State Conservative Party support Assemblyman Joe Errigo’s bid for State Assembly. I am grateful for the confidence that so many have placed in my brief candidacy, but for now this is in the best interests of the constituents of the 133rd Assembly District.”

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