LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Livingston County Conservative Party Chairman Jason J. McGuire has withdrawn from the 133rd Assembly District Race and thrown his support to Republican candidate Joe Errigo.
According to a press release from the Livingston County Conservative Party, McGuire- who entered the race for the District earlier this week- came to his decision after meeting with Errigo to discuss the nature of the race.
“I have notified State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long that I am asking that my name be withdrawn from consideration for the 133rd Assembly District,” said McGuire. “I am asking that in my stead the State Conservative Party support Assemblyman Joe Errigo’s bid for State Assembly.”
McGuire has cited a number of reasons for his choice to withdraw.
“If I were to remain on the ballot, it greatly increases the likelihood that a candidate who does not represent the values of either the Conservative or Republican Parties would be elected,” said McGuire. “It would also mean that an inter-party squabble would be handing this seat to a candidate whose residency and roots are not in Livingston County.”
At the time of McGuire’s entrance into the 133rd Assembly District Race earlier this week, Joe Errigo was not yet designated the official Republican candidate.