Former Congressman Joe DioGuardi Endorses LalorJun 1st, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Political
Kieran Michael Lalor’s State Assembly campaign is pleased to announce the endorsement of former Congressman Joe DioGuardi, president and founder of Truth In Government.
“Kieran Michael Lalor understands that New York, along with the entire country, stands at a crossroads,” said DioGuardi “Albany’s career politicians may not see that yet, but hardworking New Yorkers across the state can and they are worried about the continuing reckless spending in Albany. This is draining taxpayers and our state of funds that are needed for so many important projects. We can’t afford to waste anymore taxpayer dollars. In fact, taxpayers have no more money left for Albany to take.”
DioGuardi continued, “Lalor will be a loud voice for fiscal common sense in Albany. His independence from the political establishment and his conservative Republican values will make him a real asset for taxpayers.”
“I’m honored to have Congressman DioGuardi’s support,” said Lalor. “Congressman DioGuardi was sounding the alarm about our fiscal crisis long before most people were paying attention. I look forward to working with him in putting Albany’s and America’s finances back in order.”
In the 2010 Republican Primary for US Senate DioGuardi handily won Dutchess County and the towns of the 105th Assembly District on his way to becoming the Republican nominee to take on Kirstin Gillibrand. (Many will recall that Joe is the father of Kara DioGuardi, a prominent songwriter, singer and former American Idol judge.)
Lalor is running in the newly created 105th Assembly District which includes the towns of Beekman, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Pawling, Union Vale, Wappinger and Washington. Due to the retirement of Assemblyman Joel Miller and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett’s decision to seek reelection in the 106th Assembly District, there is no incumbent in the 105th.
Lalor has been endorsed by the Dutchess County Independence Party, Seal TEAM SIX commander Ryan Zinke, Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY), Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Veterans Victory Fund, Freedom’s Defense Fund, 2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Dutchess County Legislator Joe Incoronato. As of the last Board of Elections filing, Lalor’s fundraising totals surpassed that of every incumbent Republican Assemblyman in the Hudson Valley and more than 600 people have contributed to the Lalor campaign.