The Ontario County Republican Committee is proud to announce that Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Constitution Day Dinner on the evening of Friday, Sept. 23, at Club 86 in Geneva.
“The Constitution Day Dinner is an annual event to meet and hear from prominent candidates and office holders and to celebrate success on the local, state and national levels,” said Trisha Turner, County Republican Committee Chairwoman.
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 $55 per person, $100 for couples or $375 for tables of eight and can be purchased online. Send checks to P.O. Box 610, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
“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.”
Rep. Claudia Tenney, who recently won the Primary Election for the new NY-24 Congressional District, is expected to attend and will be joined by Joe Sempolinski, who was recently elected to Congress in the special election to fill out an unexpired term in the current district NY 23; State Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, who represents District 133, 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.”
Also expected to attend are La’Ron Singletary, former Rochester police chief who is running for Congress as a Republican in the 25th District, and statewide Republican candidates Joe Pinion for New York Senator; Michael Henry for Attorney General and Paul Rodriquez for Comptroller. Pinion is an American entrepreneur and television host, Henry is a New York-based attorney whose practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation and Rodriguez is a global financial expert with several decades of experience funding, financing, and investing money at some of the world’s most widely recognized financial institutions.
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.
Byrnes was elected to the State Assembly representing District 133 in 2018 and her current term ends on Jan. 1, 2023. She is on the ballot in the general election Nov. 8. She has been an attorney for 32 years, and for 10 years she served as a Rochester City Court Judge.