Former NYS assemblyman announces Senate run

Weik plans Senate District move


On Monday, Alexis Weik accepted the Republican and Conservative Party nominations for New York’s 4th State Senate District. Republican Phil Boyle, who announced he will not be seeking reelection, is currently the state senator for the district.  Weik currently serves as the state senator for the 3rd Senate District. The redistricting process, which occurred earlier in the year and was approved by the state Legislature, put Weik’s hometown of Sayville in the 4th Senate District. A lawsuit from the GOP to deem the maps unconstitutional is currently pending.

“Today, I proudly accepted the Republican and Conservative Party nominations to run in New York’s 4th State Senate District. It is an honor and privilege to follow in the footsteps of Sen. Phil Boyle, who represented this area for decades and who has served as a trusted friend and mentor to me during my first term in the Senate.

“I will campaign hard for the privilege of representing the South Shore communities from Bayport to Massapequa and, while I have represented large areas of the district during my current term and while serving as an elected official in the Town of Islip prior to that, I look forward to meeting and listening to those residents in areas that will be new to me due to redistricting.”

Dean Murray, former state legislator, recently announced his run for New York Senate as the Republican and Conservative candidate in the 3rd District.  Murray made the announcement along with Suffolk GOP chairman Jesse Garcia, Suffolk County Conservative chairman Mike Torres and NYS Senate minority leader Rob Ortt.

Murray said he is an advocate in Albany for South Shore families and business owners.  As a New York State legislator, he had a record of fighting against unfunded state mandates and bureaucracy as well as working to find common sense solutions to problems.  A Suffolk businessman for roughly 25 years, Murray founded the Long Island Fugitive Finder magazine and website, partnering with local law enforcement to put hundreds of criminals behind bars.

“Under the Hochul and Cuomo administrations, New York has been heading in the wrong direction, with out-of-control crime, rising prices and a focus on a radical liberal agenda rather than protecting and serving local families.  It’s time to take back New York,” said Murray. “I’m running because New Yorkers need to know that they have a clear-cut choice… between sticking with the radical, pro-criminal agenda that has sent this state into a dangerous tailspin… or helping to change the leadership in Albany to return the Empire State to greatness and once again make it a place where people are proud to call home. I will work to change the atmosphere in New York from one of fear and despair to one of pride and excitement for the future that we can create together.”

Murray follows in the footsteps of Sen. Alexis Weik, a law enforcement wife and mother, who set the standard of how a senator should represent the people they serve. In addition to his time in the state Legislature and running the Long Island Fugitive Finder, Murray also owned and operated the Long Island Job Finder employment newspaper and website, helping tens of thousands of Long Islanders find new jobs and new careers. Murray resides in East Patchogue.


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