Westchester GOP businessman Harry Wilson announces his run for New York governor
A millionaire GOP businessman from the Hudson Valley threw his hat into the 2022 governors ring and announced he would challenge incumbent Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul’s seat in Albany.
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Westchester resident Harry Wilson, 50, of Scarsdale, announced on Tuesday February 22 that he plans to run for governor “to get around New York”.
“I’m running for governor to tour New York,” he announced. “Our state is totally broken. Crime on the rise, exorbitant taxes, schools closed, corrupt politicians.
“I’ve spent my career fixing failing organizations. Let’s get this over with.
Wilson narrowly lost the race for state comptroller to Tom DiNapoli in 2010 and chose not to run against former governor Andrew Cuomo – who resigned last year amid a scandal of sexual harassment, paving the way for Hochul’s rise – in the 2018 race.
Wilson said he would “end the bloated budgets, repeal the Cuomo-Hochul tax hikes and move on.”
He joins a crowded group that includes Hochul, fellow Democratic Representative Tom Suozzi, New York City attorney Jumaane Williams, Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, former Trump administration official Andrew Giuliani and former Westchester County manager Rob Astorino.
Wilson is the Chairman and CEO of the MAEVA Group. He previously worked on Wall Street for giant corporations such as Goldman Sachs and the Blackstone Group. The Republican Party is due to hold its nominating convention next week.
“I’m running for governor because I can’t sit still while New York is being devastated by career politicians,” Wilson said in a campaign video, where he pledged to fight corporate taxes. and taxes on the income of wealthy residents.
“I’ve spent my career leading some of the most complicated turnarounds in the country. Now I am ready to take on the greatest challenge of all: fixing New York,” he continued. “It won’t be easy. The politicians will fight me. They want business as usual.
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