2017 Election Category

Chair Catsimatidis Interviewed on Cat's Roundtable

Chairwoman Andrea Catsimatidis spoke about her plans for the Manhattan GOP this morning on Cat's Roundtable.  Click here to listen to the segment.

Posted on 22 Oct 2017, 13:05 - Category: 2017 Election

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

The Hill: Manhattan GOP chief promises ‘big tent party’

Manhattan GOP chief promises ‘big tent party’

BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 10/22/17 12:37 PM EDT


Andrea Catsimatidis, the newly elected Manhattan GOP chairwoman, is promising an inclusive party that can attract a wide range of conservative voters.

"I think the Republican Party needs to be a big tent. And we should attract every type of voter," she told John Catsimatidis, her father, on his Sunday radio show, "The Cats Roundtable."

"I think the most important thing is to reach out to people and engage them and bring them in and also be more inclusive," she said, adding that she aims to "attract more voters, different kinds of voters." 

Andrea Catsimatidis pointed to social media and support for candidates who have "mass appeal" and an ability to help with local issues as key focus areas.

"As Mayor LaGuardia once said, ‘There is no Republican or Democratic way to pick up the garbage.’ I think that having that philosophy will bring more voters in to our party," she said.

She added that New York City Republicans "are very different from the rest of the country."

"We are a much more fiscally conservative and socially liberal, and much more inclusive as a party. Our ticket this year is very indicative of that. We have a very diverse ticket," she said.


Posted on 23 Oct 2017, 9:07 - Category: 2017 Election

The GOP's Future


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Posted on 20 Oct 2017, 7:26 - Category: 2017 Election

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