Staten Island’s Conversative Party Of Richmond County Announces Candidate Endorsements, Nominations For 2023


Conservative Party Of Richmond County Announces Nominations And Endorsements Of 2023 Candidates

The Conservative Party of Richmond County has nominated and endorsed incumbent City Council Minority Leader Joseph C. Borelli for re-election in the Fifty-First District and has endorsed City Councilman David M. Carr for re-election in the Fiftieth District, which includes portions of Kings County. The nomination of candidates for districts that include portions of multiple counties are made by the State Conservative Party, based upon the recommendations of the counties represented.

“We commend both Council Minority Leader Borelli and Councilman Carr for advancing conservative principles in City government,” said Chairman David Mario Curcio. “We also appreciate their shared advocacy in support of Staten Island’s independence from the City of New York, a cause which we formally endorsed as a party organization in 2021. We look forward to working with our endorsed candidates to advance this worthy endeavor.”

“My strong conservative values inform everything I do as an elected official, whether it is pursuing legislation, voicing the concerns of my community or fighting against radical left policies,” said City Council Minority Leader Joseph C. Borelli. “I am proud to carry the Conservative Party banner once again and to continue that fight in City Hall and beyond.”

“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Staten Island Conservative Party, and I would like to thank Chairman David Curcio and the committee members for their support,” said City Councilman David M. Carr. “I am confident that we can work together to advance common sense policies in City Hall that will benefit our Island, enhance our quality of life, and preserve public safety.”

The Conservative Party of Richmond County has also nominated and endorsed attorney Michael J. Pinto for election as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York from Staten Island’s Second Municipal District.

“Throughout my professional career, I have always focused on giving back to my community and making Staten Island a better place to live and work,” said attorney Michael J. Pinto. “Through my legal work as principal court attorney to my involvement in several non-profit organizations, I have always strived to do my best for the people of Staten Island. I’m humbled and thankful to the Conservative Party, and Chairman David Curcio, for their endorsement and nomination.”

Earlier this year, at the request of the Conservative Party of Richmond County, the New York State Conservative Party included language in the party’s legislative program that elected judges should only be assigned to the court and county to and from which they are elected, a cause for which the county organization will continue to advocate.

“In recent years, several of our elected judges have been assigned to courts other than those to which they were elected and to counties other than Richmond County,” added Chairman Curcio. “We continue to strongly protest this bureaucratic practice that betrays the trust and confidence of the voters by violating the fundamental republican principles of representative democracy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.”

Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023, with all Conservative Party nominees on Column “C” of the ballot. For official news and statements, visit

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David Mario Curcio, Staten Island County Chairman Staten Island Conservative Party

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