Manhattan Republican Party Endorses Dawn Simmons for 30th Senate District

“Harlem and the Upper West Side need a voice in the Senate majority in Albany. Time for voters to try something new.”

March 11, 2017 - The Executive Committee of the Manhattan Republican Party voted to endorse Dawn Simmons for the 30th Senate District Special election at a Saturday morning meeting at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street. The election will be held on May 23 for the seat vacated by Bill Perkins in Harlem. Dawn recently ran in the 9th City Council District Special Election for the seat vacated by Inez Dickens in which she came in sixth place out of nine candidates beating three Democrats. A lifelong Harlem resident and community activist, Dawn has been both an educator, social worker and businesswoman.  She is a divorced, single mother with a daughter at a charter school and believes strongly in educational choice for parents. A member of the Harlem Hospital Community Advisory Board, Simmons will fight for better health services for veterans and seniors. A lifelong Republican, Dawn was an alternate delegate for Donald Trump at the Cleveland convention.

County GOP Chair Adele Malpass said, “With a Republican majority in the State Senate and a Republican in the White House, the best way to get representation and your voice heard is to elect Republican leaders. Anyone looking for change in their community, this is an opportunity to vote for new ideas, new approaches and obtain new results. This is a moment for voters to try something new.”

In her remarks to the Executive Committee Simmons said, “I am proud to garner the Republican line for this important race. I’ll fight in Albany to see that Harlem and the Upper West Side and every neighborhood in our city has a voice and the representation they deserve. I will work to bring the private sector, government agencies, non-profits, employers and unions together so that we can implement real solutions for problems that affect all New Yorkers. One of the reasons why Democrat Bill Perkins left was because he felt he didn’t have a voice, I will be that voice that our residents need.” 

Posted on 11 Mar 2017, 14:25 - Category: 2017 Election

NY Post Endorses Lester Chang


The Post endorses Lester Chang to fill Silver’s seat

By The New York Post Editorial Board - April 17, 2016  

Voters in Tuesday’s special election to fill the Assembly seat of corrupt ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver have a chance to send a message: No more business as usual. But that’s only one of the reasons The Post endorses Lester Chang for the 65th Assembly District.

Chang, a local businessman and the son of immigrants, is also the candidate best suited to stand up for the interests of the district’s residents — from Chinatown voters concerned about the schools to residents further downtown worried about safety in the age of terror.

The Democratic candidate, Alice Cancel, is a joke. She’s barely campaigned after being handed the nomination by the machine — including the votes of Silver’s wife and former chief of staff (whose own husband did time for corruption). And, of course, Cancel actually called Silver — who made millions through abuse of his office — a “hero.”
Her big idea for Albany reform?  A pay hike.

The Working Families Party candidate, Yuh-Line Niou, is certain to oppose what voters want: The hard-left WFP is no friend of policing or serious anti-terror policies. And, as a firm ally (if not pawn) of the teachers unions, it opposes all education reform.

Voters who want new education options like charter schools, or who support keeping the race-blind exam as the sole criterion for entry into the city’s top high schools, have a clear choice in Chang.

So do those worried about security: He’s a Naval Reserve analyst who served active-duty after 9/11 and Sandy, and in Afghanistan. He knows the threat and how to face it.

With the support of the Independence and Reform parties as well as the GOP, Chang would be a new kind of Republican in local politics — one who could truly help trigger transformation. His victory would also not only mark the rising political consciousness of city Asian-Americans, but also signal that the community won’t stand by while its values are ignored.

After four decades of Sheldon Silver, this district needs a real change — and Lester Chang is the only true “change” candidate.

Posted on 18 Apr 2016, 14:26 - Category: 2016 Election

The Conviction of Sheldon Silver

Statement by Chair Adele Malpass of the Manhattan Republican Party 
on the conviction of Sheldon Silver.

Adele Malpass said, "Today, the criminal justice system acted and Sheldon Silver has been convicted by a jury of his peers. His conviction is a blow at the culture of corruption that has permeated Albany for decades. The voters of the 65th
Assembly District in lower Manhattan have been disenfranchised for far too long Governor Andrew Cuomo should call a Special Election immediately."

Posted on 30 Nov 2015, 14:33 - Category: Statement from Manhattan Republican Party

Observer: Top Manhattan Republican Wants Ray Kelly to Run Against Bill de Blasio

Top Manhattan Republican Wants Ray Kelly to Run Against Bill de Blasio

By Ross Barkan • 11/19/15 11:27pm

Posted on 20 Nov 2015, 14:41 - Category: Mayor Bill de Blasio

NY Times: Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers

Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers, Poll Finds By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, ALEXANDER BURNS and DALIA SUSSMAN NOV. 17, 2015

Posted on 18 Nov 2015, 14:42 - Category: Mayor Bill de Blasio

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