Independence Party Endorses Richard Hanna for Congress

UTICA, N.Y. — The Independence Party of New York State has endorsed Congressman Richard Hanna in his re-election bid for the 22nd Congressional District, state Chairman Frank MacKay announced today.

The 22nd Congressional District includes all of Oneida, Madison, Cortland and Chenango counties, as well as part of Oswego, Herkimer, Broome and Tioga counties. The Independence Party previously endorsed Richard Hanna in 2008, 2010 and 2012. The Independence Party pursues “pro-business policies, fiscally sound government practices and a rational energy agenda that emphasizes independence and fosters economic prosperity for all.”

The Independence Party is the third largest political party in New York state.

“The Independence Party has been with Richard Hanna each time his name has been on the ballot,” state Chairman Frank MacKay said. “Proudly, we are with Richard Hanna again in his bid to represent the people of upstate New York in the House of Representatives. He is a pragmatic businessman who is interested in finding solutions to make this nation better. His is a voice that is desperately needed in Congress.”

“I am proud to support Richard’s work in Congress,” said Herkimer County Independence Party Chairwoman Trisha Sterling. “Having spent decades as a small business owner, he has shown himself to be a thoughtful leader on important issues like revitalizing our region’s economy and helping local businesses.”

“Richard Hanna is a representative who is deeply concerned about the future of our community and of the country,” said Oneida County Independence Party Chairman Ed Zeina. “He understands issues important to upstate New York and spent 30 years in business here. He knows first-hand how government and regulations impact our businesses and local economy. We proudly endorse him for another term in the House of Representatives.”

“Madison County is honored to once again support Richard Hanna to continue to be our voice in Congress,” Madison County Independence Party Chairman Terry Karst said. “He is a thoughtful and deliberate leader who carries no agenda but to act in the best interest of upstate New York residents.” The Congressman is an independent thinker with a proven record of supporting all constituents in Central New York. In addition Congressman Hanna represents pro-business, fiscally sound government practices, and policies designed to foster economic prosperity, not only for Central New York residents, but for the entire nation.”

“I am pleased to have the continued support and confidence of the Independence Party, and I look forward to representing the Party once again this fall,” Congressman Hanna said. “The values of the Party – job creation, fiscal responsibility and deliberate, independent thinking – reflect my own priorities and experience well. I look forward to continue working with the Independence Party to reform government and return prosperity to upstate New York.”

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