2022 Elections

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

More than half of New York state’s county Republican chairs have now endorsed Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to become the party’s nominee for governor next year, with Erie and Niagara counties putting him over the top Friday.

Zeldin, Others Seek GOP Nomination For N.Y. Governor

Apr 19, 2021
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Next year’s race for governor in New York has officially begun.

Republican leaders in New York gathered in Albany Monday to hear from potential gubernatorial nominees, who would go on to compete next year against either Gov. Andrew Cuomo, or whichever Democrat lands on the ticket in his place.

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Republican U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin of eastern Long Island has announced he will seek the GOP nomination to run for governor of New York against Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo in 2022.