NEW YORK — Voters turned out Tuesday to cast their ballots for candidates waging each Republican and Democratic primaries, hoping to garner the prospect to run towards the opposition and win the New York State governor’s seat in November.
Four candidates had been engaged within the heated main race Tuesday. And because the districts reported, Andrew Giuliani, a former member of the Trump administration from New York took the lead with 33.5 p.c, adopted. by Lee Zeldin, from Shirley, who adopted with 31.59 p.c of the vote.
Here’s a take a look at the candidates vying for the seat:
Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican from Shirley who represents the first Congressional District on Long Island, in 2o21 formally introduced his run for governor within the 2022 election.
Zeldin’s determination got here amidst rising backlash towards former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
He added: “With one-party Democrat rule in New York City and Albany, the light that once shone as a beacon of what America can be has gone dark,” Zeldin said. “The New York that was once a magnet for the world’s best and brightest is now forcing its own to leave under the crushing weight of skyrocketing taxes, lost jobs, suffocating regulations, and rising crime resulting from dangerously liberal policies.”
Zeldin concluded: “I am ready to go all-in on this mission and bring New York back from the brink and return it to glory. For many, this feels like a last stand to save our state. Losing is not an option.”
Zeldin, who lives in Shirley together with his spouse and twin daughters earned his bachelor’s diploma from the State University of New York at Albany after which his legislation diploma from Albany Law School. He spent 4 years on energetic obligation with the U.S. Army and deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in help of Operation Iraqi Freedom and now serves as a lieutenant colonel within the Army Reserve.
An legal professional, Zeldin was elected to the New York State Senate, and later, to United States Congress in 2014. Zeldin mentioned his key victories have included work to protect Plum Island, delivering a $2 billion electron ion collider project to Brookhaven National Lab; securing funding to struggle the opioid disaster; preserving coastlines; advocating for veterans, and extra.
Zeldin, who not too long ago received the race to retain his seat by a large margin, ran for his fourth time period, with marketing campaign platforms centered on his army service, help for legislation enforcement and veterans, a troublesome stance on immigration, preventing gang violence (together with MS-13), rising jobs and the financial system, and attending to the opposite facet of the pandemic.
Zeldin’s tenure has been marked by hypothesis about his reported loyalty to former President Donald Trump. Donald Trump Jr. was a visitor at a Zeldin fundraiser and Zeldin has greeted the president as he landed on the East End for fundraising occasions. Zeldin was included in an immigration discussion board Trump held on Long Island that centered on eradicating gang violence.
Zeldin, nevertheless, has mentioned he’s pleased with his capability to achieve consensus on either side of the political aisle on points together with helicopter noise and on the East End getting personal protecting gear to Long Island through the coronavirus pandemic.
After decrying the violence that rocked the U.S. Capitol in January, Zeldin voted to object to the certification of the Electoral College votes for then-President-elect Joe Biden.
Rob Astorino, a former two-term Westchester County Executive, presently works as a business and media advisor, and serves as an unbiased director on two company boards, his bio states. Previously, Astorino was a National and Political Affairs contributor for CNN, and was appointed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan as his delegate to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
In 2014, Astorino was the Republican nominee for Governor of New York, “holding Andrew Cuomo to only 54 percent the closest election of Cuomo’s career,” his bio mentioned.
Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a lifelong New Yorker, was born and raised in Manhattan, graduated Duke University in 2009 after which turned to skilled in golf the place he received eight tournaments, his website states. He interned in finance and actual property at CapRok Capital, Brownstone Investment Group, and Jones Lang Lasalle. In 2016, Andrew volunteered on the Trump Campaign in surrogate relations, touring to the Republican and Democrat National Conventions and all three Presidential debates, his website added. Later, he joined the Trump administration as Associate Director of the Office of Public Liaison and was promoted to Special Assistant to the President.
He then labored as an on-air contributor and political analyst for Newsmax Television and is presently on the board of the United States Holocaust Museum and has been concerned in serving to Tunnel 2 Towers, Heart of a Lion Foundation, The First Tee, City Meals on Wheels, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Maurer Foundation, and United Cerebral Palsy, his bio said.
Harry Wilson, his bio states, grew up in Johnstown, the son and grandson of Greek immigrants. His dadtended bar and his mother labored at a stitching manufacturing unit. Harry was the primary in his household to
go to school, working his approach by way of by cleansing bogs and tending bar. He discovered
success in business and used his expertise to turnaround and save struggling firms.
A Democratic main was additionally waged Tuesday, with candidates Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams dealing with off towards incumbent New York State Governor Kathy Hochul.