HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) – A Republican candidate for New York Governor made a campaign stop in the Southern Tier Thursday.
Harry Wilson is the latest candidate to join the field of republicans vying for the GOP nomination for governor. A businessman from Johnstown, in Fulton County, Wilson said his experience working with failing organizations and businesses to turn them around is what makes him the ideal candidate to lead the state of New York. He says the same approach needs to be taken in Albany.
“I think New York state is badly broken, I think we see evidence of that everywhere across the state. Highest taxes in the country, sky-high cost of living, rising crime in cities across the state, and I think it’s all driven by failed political leadership in Albany,” Wilson said.
Wilson is the sixth GOP candidate to join the primary field; he told WENY News his experience in making businesses operate successfully helps him stand out among the other candidates.
“The state desperately needs a turnaround, and I’m the only person in the field who has 30 years of experience at the highest levels of American business of actually getting that done. I think that skill set, experience and the guts to get what needs to be done, done, and what’s essential to success,” Wilson explained.
Wilson announced his candidacy earlier this week, with a $12 million advertising campaign. He stopped for an interview at WENY News in the midst of a three-day, ten-stop tour across the state.
He previously ran for New York State Comptroller in 2010, losing to democrat incumbent Thomas DiNapoli by only four points.
To view Wilson’s full interview with our WENY News, click here.
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