FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2012
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms Political Action Committee
Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director
Marchione Aims to Restore Faith in Albany
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms Political Action Committee (NYCFPAC) is pleased to announce its first endorsement of the 2012 election cycle. NYCFPAC has endorsed Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, a Republican, for New York State Senate in the 43rd Senate District.
“Kathy Marchione is exactly the kind of elected official we need more of in Albany,” said Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of NYCFPAC. “Kathy has strong conservative principles and is unafraid to stand up for them. Also, she is a proven winner. NYCFPAC is proud to support Kathy Marchione in her race against Sen. Roy McDonald in the upcoming GOP primary in Senate District 43.”
When Marchione announced her candidacy for State Senate, she emphasized the importance of integrity. According to one news report, Marchione stated, “A promise is something you keep… When you give your word, you keep your word.”
NYCFPAC’s Rev. McGuire commented:
“One of the many things that NYCFPAC likes about Kathy Marchione is that she does not flip-flop on important issues. Unlike her opponent, Kathy is pro-life and pro-traditional marriage, is committed to reducing the tax burden on New York families and cutting wasteful government spending.”
McGuire continued, “As an experienced public servant, mother, and grandmother, Kathy Marchione can be trusted to make decisions that put the future of New Yorkers and their families first. It is crucially important that committed Christians – particularly in the Capital Region – get behind Kathy’s candidacy to send a message to Republicans at the local, state, and national levels that it is completely unacceptable to vote in favor of same-sex ‘marriage’.”
Since 1997, Kathy Marchione has served as Saratoga County Clerk. Previously, Marchione served as Town Clerk and Town Supervisor in the Town of Halfmoon. In 2007, Marchione was President of the New York State Association of County Clerks; in that position, she played an important role in the successful effort to reverse then-Governor Eliot Spitzer’s decision to provide driver licenses to undocumented immigrants. Marchione has held public office for the past 32 years, and her campaign web site indicates that she has received numerous honors and awards for excellence during that time. Marchione is a married mother of two, stepmother of one, and proud grandmother of four. She has been a member of Temple Baptist Church in Halfmoon for over 25 years.
“NYCFPAC looks forward to Kathy Marchione’s victory both in the Republican primary and in the general election in November. New Yorkers are tired of the double speak coming from some of our elected officials. It’s time to restore faith in Albany,” McGuire concluded.
Rev. Jason J. McGuire