DEERFIELD, NY – New York GOP Gubernatorial candidate Mike Carpinelli made a stop in Oneida County Monday evening.
The Lewis County Sheriff, who announced his candidacy for New York State Governor last June, spoke at a meeting of the Shooter's Committee on Political Education or "SCOPE" in Deerfield. The meeting was held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club on Cosby Manor Road.
He told the crowd what inspired him to run for the highest office in the state and how he plans to deal with a fully democrat state assembly and senate. He also took the time to answer questions from the crowd on the second amendment, vaccine passports, jobs, and what they'd like to see from him as a candidate.
"What I got from the people here tonight is that they are yearning for someone who is going to stand up and be a leader. Not a follower,” said Carpinelli. “Someone who is not going to legislate from the desk in the governor's office, but listen to the people. Don't stand there and make it a political platform. We have to get New York moving again. We have to get people back into jobs. We have to get the schools back opened up. They want their lives back."
Carpinelli says the best thing about campaigning so far has been getting the opportunity to get out and talk to the people.