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What Running Marathons Taught Me about Running for Office

Running for Congress isn't my first time running.

To date, I've completed 21 marathons: yes, that's 26.2 miles, and yes, I am sore afterwards. That doesn't begin to include the numerous half-marathons I've run, like the photo above from the 2017 Suffolk County Half Marathon. In just under three weeks, I'll run my 22nd at the Suffolk County Marathon. This one is particularly special because I and the other participants will be running to raise money to support and expand services for veterans in Suffolk County.

Running marathons has taught me determination, grit, and endurance. It's taught me how to set a goal and make the necessary strides every day towards achieving that goal. It's taught me how to run for Congress.

Just like running a marathon, running for office takes a game plan and the strong will to get up every day and keep fighting. And just like with marathons, running for Congress takes support, from family, loved ones, and people who believe in you.

To protect our environment, expand access to healthcare, and bring affordability to Long Island, we need to follow our game plan, and we need your support.

Please chip in $5 to keep our campaign running strong.

We've had an amazing 2019, reaching tens-of-thousands of voters and showing what real congressional leadership for Long Island can look like. Help us keep up the pace.


Posted on October 10, 2019.

For 25 years, I have been a common-sense businessman — not a career politician — so I look at things differently. I know about fixing dysfunction. It starts with hard work, a commitment to results, and perseverance — not scoring cheap political points. We can work together to provide opportunity and create an economy that works for all of us.

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