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Qns. Village GOP club hears from hopefuls

Candidates tackle policy issues with Republicans at St. Anne’s Council

Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:30 am
by Ryan Brady, Associate Editor

PHOTO BY RYAN BRADY Harry Wilson, who may run for governor as a Republican in 2018, speaks to the Queens Village Republican Club. State Senate candidate Jarret Freeman, left, Assembly candidate Ira Harris and upper chamber hopeful Mark Cipolla also spoke.

PHOTO BY RYAN BRADY
Harry Wilson, who may run for governor as a Republican in 2018, speaks to the Queens Village Republican Club. State Senate candidate Jarret Freeman, left, Assembly candidate Ira Harris and upper chamber hopeful Mark Cipolla also spoke.

Republican hopefuls for the state Assembly and Senate and a businessman weighing a gubernatorial bid talked about policy issues at a Queens Village Republican Club Meet the Candidates night at the St. Anne’s Council last Thursday.


Mark Cipolla, Republican and Conservative Candidate for New York State Senate District 11

Mark Cipolla, Republican and Conservative Candidate for New York State Senate District 11

Read all about Mark Cipolla’s candidacy in the Queens Chronicle: “GOP backing lawyer against Sen. Avella”

Mark Cipolla will be a featured speaker at the next General Club Meeting:
Thurs. Sept 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus/St. Anne’s Council
263-15 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks, NY 11004

Mark Cipolla hi resMark Cipolla is the Republican and Conservative candidate for New York State Senate in District 11 which is in Northeastern Queens. When asked about the reason he chose to enter the race, he said: “I am tired of seeing career politicians allowed to treat “their” office as theirs, not “ours.” I am tired of seeing career politicians run unopposed because the cost of running a campaign against an incumbent is perceived as cost prohibitive and the uphill battle too daunting.”

One of our biggest issues is corruption in Albany and as Mark has stated: “the first step in ensuring that our government operates ethically is to demand that our elected officials are challenged on their record when up for re-election. Without serious challengers we provide career politicians with immunity to act in their self-interest, not in our best interest.”


Jarret Freeman, Republican Candidate for New York State Senate District 14

Jarret Freeman, Republican Candidate for New York State Senate District 14

Read all about Jarret Freeman’s candidacy in the Amsterdam News: “Jarret Freeman—From Penn State wrestler to wannabe politico”

Jarret Freeman will be a featured speaker at the next General Club Meeting:
Thurs. Sept 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus/St. Anne’s Council
263-15 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks, NY 11004

Jarret Freeman colorJarret Freeman is the Republican candidate for New York State Senate in District 14 in Eastern Queens. A passionate community activist born and raised in Eastern Queens, Jarret bases the motivation of his campaign on inclusivity, increasing community participation in local politics, and, above all, putting the needs of the community residents first.

His core tenet is to make New York more competitive and create an environment where our businesses flourish. He believes in the need to create incentives for businesses to want to stay in New York and for others to be attracted to come into our state. He believes New Yorkers have been taxed enough it’s urgent to decrease the income tax for our state which hovers at 13% which is the highest for any state in the nation.

Jarret is an award-winning international relations, diplomacy and policy specialist, experienced in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is also a philanthropist and social entrepreneur. He’s a leader passionate about education, policy and the young people of our future. He has taught in 5 countries and traveled to nearly 20 speaking around the world at conferences and seminars about vital policy decisions affecting the young people of our global community.


Ira Harris, Republican Candidate for New York State Assembly District 24

Ira Harris, Republican Candidate for New York State Assembly District 24

Read all about Ira Harris’ candidacy in the Queens Chronicle: “I want to listen to the people’s problems and be a candidate for the people, not a candidate for Albany.”

Ira Harris will be a featured speaker at the next General Club Meeting:
Thurs. Sept 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus/St. Anne’s Council
263-15 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks, NY 11004

Ira-5Ira Harris is the Republican candidate for New York State Assembly in District 24 whose boundaries snake through Eastern Queens to Richmond Hill. He is running against David Weprin, a career politician, who gets re-elected due to the popularity of his family name. Although the doubters said it couldn’t be done, we proved the doubters wrong when our current Queens County GOP Chairman, Bob Turner defeated David Weprin in a special election and was elected to Congress a few years ago.

Ira is a father, an entrepreneur, 40-year resident of Queens, a job creator and a tax cutter. Ira is one of us. As a life-long small business owner, he has experienced the hard knocks and trials of daily life and the world of business that many of us have gone through. His triumph over adversity and debilitating illness, without the help of big government largesse, forged the conservative values in his life that he cherishes to this day. As a community activist he has been an upstanding role model and a problem solver for many people in his life. He is now ready to take the next step to be an outspoken leader and citizen representative for our community. He will bring much needed reform to Albany while representing our district and the needs of our community above the interest of all others.


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