From left to right: Naomi Levin, Lutchi Gayot, Jineea Butler, Chair Andrea Catsimatidis

Manhattan GOP Endorses FiveCandidates for November 6thElection

Chair Catsimatidis: Our slate ofcandidates represents the Manhattan GOP

The Executive Committee of the Manhattan Republican Party voted to endorse Chele Chiavacci Farley for U.S. Senate, Naomi Levin for the 10th Congressional District, Eliot Rabin for the 12th Congressional District, Jineea Butler for the 13th Congressional District and Lutchi Gayot for the 26th Senate District yesterday evening at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street. County GOP Chair Andrea Catsimatidis called the candidates, "A great representation of the Republican Party giving voters a clear choice of dynamic individuals who exemplify the fabric of Manhattan. These candidates stepped up to run because they are sick and tired of career politicians using their office to help themselves rather than help the constituents they serve."

The nominees include:

Chele Chiavacci Farley (U.S. Senate) - A resident of the Midtown Manhattan, Chele is focused on recapturing the $40 billion dollars more that New Yorkers pay in federal taxes each year than the state receives. By addressing the unfair treatment of New York taxpayers, Chele intends to invest in the state's crumbling roads and bridges and to fix the nation's largest mass transportation system.

Upon receiving her endorsement Chele said, "Thank you to Chairwoman Catsimatidis and the entire Manhattan GOP committee for your endorsement.  For too long, Senator Gillibrand has been a literal and figurative 'no' show at the bargaining table in Washington, consistently abandoning New Yorker's needs to serve her own political agenda. Together, on election day, we will ensure New Yorkers once again have a strong advocate in Washington."

Nomi Levin (Congressional District 10 - Westside of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn) - As the child of Russian refugees, Naomi Levin learned early in her life to value the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution and the importance of limited government. Naomi received a dual degree in Computer Science and Biology from Boston University and is currently a software engineer at a successful New York based technology company. She has lived on the Upper West Side for the past five years and speaks four languages including Hebrew.

Naomi said, "As a daughter of Jewish refugees who fled a communist regime, I care deeply about the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution and the importance of limited government. My fresh perspective as a millennial with a background in technology will be instrumental in strengthening our global political and economic landscape. I look forward to fighting to implement the sound policies that will help our district and country thrive."

Eliot Rabin (Congressional District 12 - East Side of Manhattan, Greenpoint, and western Queens) - Eliot has been a small business owner in the district since 1977. As CEO of Peter Elliot, a multi-chain clothing boutique on the Upper East Side, his career has spanned many decades in the apparel industry. Eliot graduated from the Citadel and is an Army Veteran who began his path to retail while serving overseas in Europe.

Eliot Rabin said, "I will fight for everyday New Yorkers who are sick of seeing their tax dollars flee New York never to return. We have serious infrastructure problems in New York and we need common-sense people in Washington working for their constituents and not their personal interests."

Jineea Butler (Congressional District 13 - Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights and Western Bronx) - A hip-hop analyst, Jineea is the founder of the Social Services of Hip Hop and the Hip Hop Union after writing extensively on hip hop's social and psychological issues. As a social worker she specialized in servicing clients in HIV/AIDS Housing, Riker's Island and Homeless Services. A Hall of Fame athlete who graduated from Long Island University with a Degree in Psychology, Jineea has coached girl's basketball helping to be a positive influence in the lives of many young women in her district. Jineea has spent the past few years coordinating hip hop events for Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and the Rainbow Push Coalition.

In her remarks to the Executive Committee Jineea said, "I am running for office in New York's 13th Congressional District to change the mentality and direction of Urban America by introducing the New American Agenda which focus on economics, entrepreneurship and citizenship.  I believe I can be a change agent who will be able to connect Harlem's rich history, it's ever growing diversity and blueprint for a prosperous future for all citizens."

Lutchi Gayot (Senate District 26 - Lower Manhattan and Western Brooklyn) - A small business owner born and raised in Brooklyn, Lutchi's family immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1960's. He attended Miami Dade College majoring in music business and then Penn State University where he studied Political Science. During the financial boom of the early 2000's, Lutchi founded Landmarc Construction, developing multi-family homes in Brooklyn. He lives in lower Manhattan and has been running his Greenwich Village brick and mortar clothing business and beauty salon for the past 10 years.

Lutchi said, "As a small business owner in Greenwich Village, I am running to bring new ideas to Albany. My plan is to advocate technological solutions for education, affordable housing and healthcare, as well as a common-sense business environment. I want to streamline government red-tape in order to create new infrastructure jobs in projects like nationwide 5G and the long-debated Hyperloop." 

 

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