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By Lacey Gardner

Former Congressman Joe Sempolinski Declares Candidacy For State Assembly


Announcement comes hours after Giglio announces that he will not seek another term

From Joe Sempolinski,

Former Congressman Joe Sempolinski has declared his candidacy for the State Assembly. Sempolinski is a candidate for the 148th Assembly District currently represented by Joseph Giglio, who has announced that he will not be seeking another term. Sempolinski currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Mr. Giglio.

“I can be the most effective voice possible for the people of this district” Sempolinski said. “And the people don’t have to take my word for it because I’ve done it already. I represented every piece of the 148th Assembly District during my time in Congress and I was able to be successful despite a shortened term and serving in the minority. This experience, plus my time as Chief of Staff for this very office, means I can deliver for this region in a way no one else could.”

Sempolinski lives with his wife Angie and their two daughters Joselyn and Madelyn in the 148th Assembly District. Angie is a public school teacher in Hinsdale, NY. Earlier in his career, Sempolinski led the New York-based staff for the 23rd Congressional District.

“This district is my home,” Sempolinski stated. “There is no one who can serve this area like I can. I have spent years working with people throughout this district on both the state and federal issues that impact their lives and livelihoods, as a Congressman, staff member and as a private citizen. I can hit the ground running in Albany as no other candidate can.”

Regarding the current political situation in Albany, Sempolinski said that “The ultra radical liberal wing of the Democrat Party runs Albany. Our district needs a true conservative to stand up against the madness that we have seen such as the so-called ‘bail reform’, out of control spending, insane energy policies and an extremist far left social agenda. You don’t have to ask how I will vote on these issues because you have seen how I voted in Congress.”

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