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Endorsement by Pat Halpin

Hi, Pat Halpin here.

I've seen a lot of leaders come and go in Suffolk County. Some effective, some not so effective.

You know what makes a good leader? Three things:

Number one:

You have to listen to the people. You have to be accessible.

Number two:

You have to be willing to get down into the details. Politics may be about slogans, but governing, that's about the details.

Number three:

You have to have the courage of your convictions and a commitment to tell the truth. As someone once said, "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."

That's why I'm endorsing Perry Gershon for Congress.

Perry has proven it over and over. He's unafraid to tell the truth about hard things. He's a guy who digs deep for all the details. And after ten town halls this spring, well, we know he's accessible and willing to listen.

Perry Gershon is a leader in our community. He's going to be a great leader in Congress. I'm proud to support him — and I hope you will, too.

That means voting for him. That means supporting him with your words and your actions. And that means chipping in a few dollars once in a while.

Back when I was a young man, I was the first Democrat elected to my seat in the Assembly in over a century. And when I was elected as Suffolk County Executive, the New York Times called it "a stunning upset that surprised even fellow Democrats".

I know something about beating the odds. I know what it takes to win. And I know that Perry Gershon has got it.

I hope you'll support him with everything you've got.


Patrick Halpin

Suffolk County Legislator, 1980-1982

New York Assemblyman, 1982-1987

Suffolk County Executive, 1988-1992

Posted on June 4, 2020.

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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