2010-10-28 / Front Page
Pataki Endorses Ball in State Senate Race
Last week, former New York Governor George Pataki, a Garrison resident, endorsed fellow Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball for the 40th district state senate seat.
“I am pleased to endorse Greg Ball for the senate and know he will provide the leadership we need in Albany to cut taxes, create jobs and clean up our government,” Pataki said, according to a Ball press release. “I represented this district, and continue to call it my home, and urge my friends and neighbors to make a proven reformer like Greg Ball our next state senator.
Pataki, who represented the 40th district for one term before his 12 years as governor, said that it is critically important to put Republicans back in charge of the state senate. “The fact is that one-party rule doesn't work, whether it's in Albany or Washington, D.C,” he said. “Greg Ball will be an advocate for change, and the outspoken leader we need.
“We can't clean up Albany if we send the same old politicians there to represent us,” Ball said. “I will fight like hell to stamp out corruption so New Yorkers can have faith in their government once again.”
Ball is running against Democrat Mike Kaplowitz, a 12 year veteran of the Westchester County Legislature.