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Congressman Lee Zeldin Announces NYPD Veteran Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito as Running Mate, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

NEW YORK – Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), who has been named the presumptive nominee for Governor of New York by both the New York Republican and Conservative Parties, announced New York Police Department (NYPD) Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito as his running mate and candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

“Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito is a fighter who has served a long time here at the NYPD and has instilled fear in the hearts of criminals everywhere. It is exciting news for New York State, that Alison is now willing to bring her fighting spirit, vision, ideas, and energy to the state capital,” said Congressman Zeldin. “She will not look back. She refuses to lose, and as I say, and Alison also believes, losing is not an option.”

“​​For far too long, I’ve witnessed the state and city that I love deteriorate in a spiraling decline. Fatally flawed liberal policies like cashless bail, defund the police, the Less is More Act, DAs like Alvin Bragg – who refuse to enforce the law – have surrendered our streets to criminals,” said Esposito. “Time and time again, we’ve heard politicians talk about what they’re going to do to fight crime. Well I’ve actually done it and I’m not slowing down now. My job was to protect the innocent and to keep the people of the City of New York safe…now my job is to keep the people of the State of New York safe.”

More about NYPD Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito’s Biography: 

Following in the footsteps of her father, NYPD Chief Michael Esposito, proudly serving New York City, Alison has served in the New York City Police Department since 1997, rising to the rank of Deputy Inspector. Alison joined the NYPD because she believes that New Yorkers, especially those who need help, are in danger, and cannot protect themselves, have the right to be protected.

After joining the NYPD, she started off on patrol in Manhattan’s Midtown South precinct. From there, she went on to join the Anti-Crime team, a plain clothes unit targeting violent street crime, and after taking down some of the worst criminals, she joined the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit. Alison then served in the Bronx and on the NYPD’s Gang Unit and on many other assignments, which brought her to the 70th precinct in Brooklyn where she served as Deputy Inspector.

For too long, Alison has witnessed the state and city she loves deteriorate in a spiraling decline. Fatally flawed liberal policies like cashless bail, defund the police, the Less is More Act, DAs like Alvin Bragg who won’t enforce the law and so much more have surrendered our streets to criminals. Alison has fought crime her whole adult life and is more than ready to tackle the rampant crime and violence facing our state. Now more than ever, New York needs capable, determined, and courageous leadership that will protect everyday New Yorkers, drive down their cost of living, and restore our state to glory.

Not too long ago, New York had the reputation as the greatest state in the greatest country in the world. It’s about time we get back to acting like it. She is ready to fix Albany alongside Congressman Lee Zeldin on day one.

Raised in Highland Mills, New York, in Orange County, Alison Esposito attended the State University of New York at Delhi, City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy at Quantico.

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