New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele has been endorsed by five separate political parties in his 2018 bid for re-election, according to a press release issued by Citizens for Fred Thiele, and will not fight a primary battle for any party support.
Mr. Thiele will be a candidate on the Independence Party line, of which he is a member, as well as the Democratic, Working Families, Women’s Equality, and Reform parties, in his bid to continue to represent the 1stAssembly District in the state Assembly. He was designated by all five parties because members of those parties filed petitions with the requisite number of signatures to designate him as their candidate.
“I am honored to be endorsed in my re-election to the State Assembly by such a broad cross-section of voters in my district,” said Mr. Thiele in the release, issued Monday. “The support of these five parties demonstrates that my work on behalf of eastern Long Island has been broadly recognized in the community. Throughout my tenure in Albany, I have put my district first and have rejected the partisanship that has paralyzed so much of our government. I thank the voters across the district who took the time to sign or carry petitions supporting my candidacy.”
The general election is November 6.