Meet the Candidates
For the 2022 NYS Elections, the Coalition to Restore New York™ has identified candidates who are committed to improving the lives of hardworking New Yorkers and keeping their constituents safe.
The Coalition to Restore New York™ is proud to support the following candidates in their 2022 campaigns:
NYS Assembly District 82: Michael Benedetto
Michael Benedetto is a Member of the Assembly representing the 82nd District, which covers the Co-op City, Throgs Neck, Westchester Square, City Island, Country Club, and Pelham Bay sections of the East Bronx. Before his time in government, Assemblyman Benedetto spent his 35 years in teaching on the elementary and secondary school level in his district. AM Benedetto knows the East Bronx and he knows that his constituents demand safer streets. He is committed to ensuring a safe community for all the constituents of the 82nd
To visit AM Benedetto’s campaign website, please click here.
NYS Assembly District 103: Kevin Cahill
Kevin Cahill currently represents District 103 in the New York State Assembly, covering Ulster County and the Town of Kingston. AM Cahill is the current Chairman of the Standing Committee on Insurance. He previously served as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Energy. AM Cahill believes that maintaining public safety is a primary obligation for all elected officials and is committed to restoring quality of life in New York.
To visit AM Cahill’s campaign website, please click here.
NYS Assembly District 54: Erik Dilan
Erik Martin Dilan represents the people of the 54th District in the NYS Assembly. The district covers parts of Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Cypress-Hills and East New York. Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Erik was elected to and served for 12 years in the New York City Council. Dilan currently serves as Chair of the Office of State-Federal Relations. AM Dilan is committed to reducing gun violence and keeping the constituents of the 54th District safe.
To visit AM Dilan’s campaign website, please click here.
NYS Assembly District 81: Jeffrey Dinowitz
Jeffrey Dinowitz currently represents District 81 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Norwood, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, and Woodlawn Heights. Dinowitz has served in the New York State Assembly since 1994. Assemblyman Dinowitz chairs the Assembly Committee on Codes. AM Dinowitz is committed to keeping our neighborhoods safe, and is focused on stopping the rising gun violences Chair of the Office of State-Federal Relations. AM Dilan is committed to reducing gun violence and keeping the constituents of the 54th District safe. and our broken criminal justice system.
To visit AM Dinowitz’s campaign website, please click here.
NYS Assembly District 65: Grace Lee
Grace Lee is running for State Assembly in District 65, of Lower Manhattan, as a candidate who has a proven record of getting things done for her community. She is a small business owner, daughter of immigrants, mom to three children, and a 15-year resident of Lower Manhattan. She will fight to ensure that her constituents have a safe place to call home and small businesses recover and thrive in this post-pandemic world.
To visit AM Lee’s campaign website, please click here.
NYS Assembly District 108: John McDonald III
John McDonald III is the Assembly member for the 108th District of the New York State Assembly. The district includes all of Cohoes and Rensselaer, and parts of Albany and Troy. AM McDonald previously served as Mayor of the town of Cohoes from 1999 to 2012 during which time he was also the President of the New York Conference of Mayors. AM McDonald is currently the Chair of the Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation. AM McDonald knows that our state thrives on the success of its neighborhoods and its business districts and that it is critical to keep our streets safe.
To visit AM McDonald’s campaign website, please click here.
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