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May 20 at 12:29 PM
 
Molinaro Names Killian as Running Mate

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New York--May 2018, Following a statewide search, with more than twenty candidates from all corners of the state, New York gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, today announced that former Deputy Mayor and New York State Senate candidate Julie Killian will be joining the ticket as candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
 
Ms. Killian, a mother of five with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance from New York University, has been a passionate voice for change in New York-as a mother, City Councilwoman, and candidate for State Senate. Ms. Killian has relentlessly assailed the "corruption tax" in Albany that drives property taxes ever higher; hands away billions in tax dollars to big-money political donors; diverts school dollars to districts with powerful legislators, and deprives those most in need from precious resources.
 
Her experiences as a mother and elected official have made her a champion for improved drug education and prevention and for increased funding and services for students with special learning and life-long needs. Ms. Killian is co-founder of Rye-ACT, a drug education initiative that has received federal funding for its work.
 
"Julie Killian is a champion for people who have no voice, who are left behind, who are in crisis and she will never back down from the challenges that are facing our state. I'm proud to have Julie as my partner in this campaign to restore New Yorker's belief in the future of our state," said Molinaro.
 
"Marc and I share a vision of New York, that is more affordable, accountable and accessible for all families and I am honored to join his team as a true partner, " said Killian.

In April, Molinaro empaneled a Lieutenant Governor search committee led by Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and former Chief of Staff and Secretary to Governor Pataki, John Cahill. The committee identified more than 20 potential lieutenant governor candidates from throughout the state before recommending Killian.  
 
"I can't thank Cheryl and John enough for their tremendous work and insights throughout this process," said Molinaro.  

Molinaro and Killian are like-minded reformers who advocate smarter, better, and more fiscally responsible government. They also share a passion for improving New York's delivery systems for children and adults with special needs.   
Killian's addition to the ticket brings a strong campaigner to the key suburban battlegrounds, having significantly outperformed President Trump in Westchester in 2016. Molinaro and Killian also addressed her recent campaign for the State Senate special election.
 
"Andrew Cuomo's failed leadership of the most corrupt government in America, has cost taxpayers billions and is chasing families out of state in record numbers leaving him desperate and lashing out. Julie Killian has taken everything Cuomo has thrown at her and more, yet she remains standing, unbowed determined to fight for New York families," said Molinaro.
 
"The easy thing to do would be to shrink from this opportunity and say I have had enough. But single mom's who need to get to work will still have to take a broken subway system, parents with children on opioids will still need to fight insurers for treatment and unemployed community college graduates will still need to find a job. I won't back down against Andrew Cuomo or any opponent of reform, because everyday New Yorkers can't," said Killian.

Mr. Molinaro and Ms. Killian are seeking to run on the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party ballot Lines.

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