VetsforNY Press Release:
White Plains, NY – September 8, 2010: Today Kieran Michael Lalor announced the formation of Vets For NewYork, a political action committee designed to help conservative Republican military veterans get elected to federal, state, county and local office in New York State.
According to Lalor, “The fundamental problem with government at all levels is that it is populated with self-serving politicians and bureaucrats. True reform can only be achieved if we elect candidates who will put the interest of the people first. Since veterans have already demonstrated selfless service to country they make the ideal candidates to address the many problems we face.”
Continued Lalor, “As conservatives our candidates will give voice to hardworking patriotic New Yorkers who believe in limited government, free enterprise and traditional values.”
Lalor is also the founder of Iraq Veterans for Congress, a federal PAC that supports conservative Iraq and Afghanistan veterans running for Congress. In the 2010 election cycle the group has raised more than $100,000 from over 10,000 donors in all fifty states and has made major contributions to more than a dozen campaigns throughout the country.
“Iraq Veterans For Congress has helped many veteran candidates running for Congress and I am confident that we can duplicate and improve upon this success at the state level,” said Lalor.
Vets For New York’s website (www.VetsForNY.com) lists its initial slate of endorsed candidates. Lalor plans to release formal endorsement press releases in support of each candidate in the days to come and says that the group is researching other veteran candidates around the state.
Concluded Lalor, “A valid complaint about the Republican establishment in New York is that they have for decades failed to identify and support a new generation of exciting and dynamic leaders. Vets For New York is addressing this problem by simultaneously supporting a handful of principled incumbents while also helping a number of fresh faces with new ideas get their start.”
Vets For New York (VFNY) is a registered political action committee supporting the campaigns of conservative Republican veterans running for federal, state, county and local office in New York State. VFNY looks for conservative Republican veterans who are determined to become a voice for our troops, veterans and hardworking New Yorkers who believe in limited government, free enterprise and traditional values. VFNY was founded by Kieran Michael Lalor, an attorney and Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kieran Michael Lalor