Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a former Trump administration official, received an endorsement from the Whitestone Republican Club in his bid to become the 57th governor of New York on Thursday, June 9.
Giuliani was joined by his father, Guardian Angels leader Curtis Sliwa, and Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, who made the announcement during the meeting.
Giuliani has forged a relationship with club members over the past year by attending events and campaigning with Paladino.
“I feel at home at the Whitestone Republican Club because we’re all working to save New York,” Giuliani said. “I’m honored to have their support as I work to make Queens, and the rest of New York, safe again.”
With the June 28 primary only 19 days away, club members have committed to going door-to-door around north Queens to get out the vote.
In the race for governor, there are candidates both on the Democratic and Republican sides vying for the office.
As incumbent Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul is seeking election to a full term following the resignation of her predecessor, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, she is facing Congressman Tom Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in the Democratic primary.
On the Republican side, Giuliani is facing Congressman Lee Zeldin from Long Island, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and businessman Harry Wilson.
Giuliani is a first-time candidate running for office with a campaign aimed at reducing crime, increasing school choice, rolling back business regulations and removing COVID-19 mandates.
Giuliani is a lifelong New Yorker who was born and raised in Manhattan.
In 2017, he joined the Trump administration as associate director of the Office of Public Liaison. In 2019, he was promoted to special assistant to the president. His role consisted of working with high-level business leaders and CEOs to help Trump and his cabinet secretaries craft policy, especially including the 2017 tax cuts, the deregulation of businesses of all sizes, and work on the opioid task force.
In his final year at the White House, Giuliani was involved with several initiatives to help Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He collaborated with the Department of Treasury and business leaders to craft the Paycheck Protection Program and worked to vet and shape Trump’s Great American Reopening Committee.
After leaving the White House, Andrew worked as an on-air contributor and political analyst for Newsmax Television. He is currently on the board of the United States Holocaust Museum and has been involved in helping Tunnel 2 Towers, Heart of a Lion Foundation, The First Tee, City Meals on Wheels, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Maurer Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy.