SJC Professor Announces Candidacy for 10th Assembly District

July 31, 2012

PATCHOGUE, NY AUGUST 1, 2012 Chad Lupinacci, adjunct professor of political science at St. Josephs Colleges Long Island Campus, has announced his candidacy for New Yorks 10th Assembly District.

Receiving endorsements from the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties, Mr. Lupinacci placed his bid for candidacy for the 10th Assembly District after he was chosen by the Huntington GOP executive committee following the retirement of Assemblyman James Conte (R,I,C,WF-Huntington Station). He will now begin his campaign for the November election.

A former staff member for Assemblyman Conte and intern for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Lupinacci is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor, also teaching classes at Hofstra University and Farmingdale State College. Mr. Lupinacci is a lifelong resident of South Huntington, where he is presently serving his third term as a trustee of the South Huntington Union Free School District.

"I am excited about the opportunity to represent my family, friends, former and current students and the entire community in the New York State Assembly, said Mr. Lupinacci. "As someone who has lived and worked here my entire life, I possess a thorough understanding of the needs of our residents. I will utilize my decade of legislative and governmental experience to make Long Island a more affordable place to live and a more attractive place for job creators.

Utilizing his school board experience, Mr. Lupinacci plans to address the inequities in school funding and seek mandate relief, providing tax relief to his constituents. In addition, he hopes his decade of legislative and governmental experience will allow him to help foster local job growth and enhance the quality of life on Long Island.

"Chad has the educational background, work ethic and temperament needed to bring people of all backgrounds together, said Frank MacKay, New York State Independence Party chairman. "In addition, he possesses the youthful energy needed to keep issues vital to Long Islanders at the forefront of Albanys statewide agenda.

New York's 10th Assembly District includes the hamlets of Cold Spring Harbor, Dix Hills, Greenlawn, Huntington, Huntington Station, Lloyd Harbor, Melville, South Huntington and West Hills in the Town of Huntington as well as part of Farmingdale in the Town of Babylon.