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Rep. Lee Zeldin will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Constitution Day Dinner

The Ontario County Republican Committee is proud to announce that Rep. Lee Zeldin, the presumptive Republican candidate for governor, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Constitution Day Dinner on the evening of Friday, Sept. 17, at Club 86 in Geneva.

“The Constitution Day Dinner is an annual event to meet and hear from prominent people and office holders and to celebrate success on the local, state and national levels,” said Trisha Turner, County Republican Committee Chairwoman.

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The Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is officially observed on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

Tickets for the event must be pre-purchased and are available until the event is sold out. A special VIP Reception with Zeldin will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and tickets are $99, which includes dinner. The dinner will get under way with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person or $375 for tables of eight and can be purchased from Send checks to P.O. Box 610, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500) and Bronze ($250) sponsorships (that include special benefits) are available by contacting Bonnie Ross at 585-329-5973 or [email protected]

“The Republican Party is witnessing an impressive groundswell of support for a strong and viable candidate,” said Turner. “Lee Zeldin is answering the call, giving hope for a candidate that inspires a real grassroots movement leading to success in 2022. New Yorkers are ready to take back their state from the radical policies and politicians who have eroded their state.”

Also joining the lineup for the dinner will be New York State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy, Congressman Tom Reed, Congressman Chris Jacobs, State Sen. Pam Helming and State Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan, as well as several local elected officials and candidates.

“You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get the latest information from the people making the news,” said Turner. “And it also will be a fun night and a chance to meet fellow Republicans from around the region.”

Langworthy was elected chair of the New York State Republican Committee in July 2019 after having chaired the Erie County Republican Committee since 2010.

Reed represents the 23rd District, which includes Seneca and Yates counties and the Ontario County towns of Manchester, Phelps, Seneca, Hopewell, Gorham, Geneva and part of Naples and the city of Geneva. Reed first joined the U.S. House after winning a special election in 2010.

Jacobs was elected to the 116th Congress in July 2020. He represents New York’s 27th Congressional District encompassing Erie, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee and Monroe counties. His district includes Ontario County City of Canandaigua and the towns of Bristol, Canadice, Canandaigua, East and West Bloomfield, Farmington, Richmond, South Bristol, Victor and part of Naples. Jacobs was a New York State Senator for the 60th district and former Secretary of State of New York.

Helming is in her third term as state senator from the 54th District representing portions of Ontario, Cayuga, Monroe and Tompkins counties and Seneca and Wayne counties. A former Town of Canandaigua supervisor, she was elected to the State Senate in November 2016.

Gallahan was elected to the Assembly to represent the 131st District in November 2020. The district includes all of Ontario County and the Seneca County towns of Fayette, Junius, Seneca Falls, Tyre, Varick, Waterloo and Romulus. He is a former Manchester Supervisor.