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Applaud Basile’s commitment to continue the legacy of iconic Senator

NEW WINDSOR, NY– Citing his strong belief in protecting personal and economic freedom, local control and a commitment to uphold the legacy of iconic Senator Bill Larkin, the Conservative Party Chairmen of Orange, Rockland and Ulster Counties today announced their strong support for Tom Basile to become the next State Senator for the people of the 39th Senate District.

Basile, a husband and father of three, businessowner and elected official, launched his campaign for the Senate seat on Saturday at a rally in Newburgh with over 200 supporters and broad political support. He has promised to be a strong voice for pro-economic growth, and policies that make our area more affordable for everyone.

“Senator Bill Larkin has been a powerful voice for the kind of common sense, fiscally responsible policies that are the foundation of the Conservative Party. I’m honored and humbled to have the support of the Conservative Chairmen in our area and appreciate the significant amount of trust they’ve placed in me,” said Councilman Basile. “As our Senator, I will fight every day for the people who pay the bills. I will be steadfast in my commitment to protect taxpayers from Albany’s corruption, fraud, waste and abuse, and ensure state government doesn’t work against the success of our families and businesses.”

Orange County Conservative Party Chairman John DeLessio said, “Tom Basile has the experience in government and the private sector to be a strong advocate for us in the State Senate. I know him to be a man of great integrity and like Senator Larkin, I trust Tom to fight for our conservative values – a pro-growth economy, a better tax climate, economic prosperity for all and greater local control.” 

Rockland County Conservative Party Chairman William Beckmann said, “Tom Basile is a public servant that New York desperately needs in the Senate. Governor Cuomo and his Democrats have been failing the middle class and making our state a place that more residents want to leave then call home. The residents of the 39th Senate District would benefit greatly from Tom’s leadership and dedication to New York. I wholeheartedly support and endorse Tom Basile for New York State Senate.”

Ulster County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Gaddy said, “Leaders with strong moral character, timeless principles, and a keen understanding of the needs and values of their communities are the kinds of representatives we need in the Senate. It’s the type of leader Senator Bill Larkin has been, and that I'm confident Tom Basile will be. Tom is a strong voice for conservative principles that increase opportunity and freedom for all our residents. He'll be a true partner to those who want to make our community and state a better place to live, work and raise a family. I’m proud to call him my friend and offer my strongest support to his campaign for the 39th Senate District.”

Basile brings a depth of public service to the race, including service in the Administrations of Governor George Pataki and President George W. Bush, which all three chairmen applauded. Basile was also an Advisor to the Coalition government in Baghdad, Iraq, earning the Joint Civilian Service Commendation award. Over the past twelve years Basile has operated his own business in the area. He is also published author, professor at Fordham University, and previously worked as managing director of a New York City-based public relations firm.

The 39th Senate Districts represents parts of Orange, Ulster, and Rockland Counties, including the towns of Marlborough, Plattekill, Newburgh, Montgomery, Cornwall, Crawford, Stony Point, Haverstraw, Highlands, Woodbury, New Windsor, Chester, Monroe, and Blooming Grove and the City of Newburgh.

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