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Rockland County lawmaker sets record straight about his upcoming primary race

Assemblyman John McGowan has secured the Republican line, but his name will be up against Thomas Sullivan for the Conservative line.

Diane Caruso

May 30, 2024, 9:57 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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John McGowan, the current assemblyman for New York's 97th District, spoke about his upcoming race surrounded by supporters at the Field of Honor in Tappan Thursday afternoon.
McGowan has secured the Republican line, but his name will be up against Thomas Sullivan for the Conservative line.
McGowan showed a document that Sullivan filed with the Board of Elections attempting to decline the primary nomination but was too late to do so.
As a result, Sullivan will be on the ticket during the June 25 primary matchup.
McGowan says he feels it's an attempt to help Democrats in November.
"Our purpose in being here today is to inform and alert the Conservative voters within the district of this primary and the fact that this candidate is really seeking to do one thing and that is to spoil this election," said Assemblyman McGowan.
The 97th Assembly District consists of Orangetown and parts of Ramapo.
News 12 attempted to reach out to Sullivan and Rockland Democrats for comment but has not heard back.


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