June 10, 2014 -- The New York state Conservative Party today announced its endorsement of Sue Serino for the 41st New York State Senate District. The decision gives Serino, from Hyde Park, the party’s ballot line for the general election.

“I am incredibly humbled by the overwhelming support of the Conservative Party in my bid to take back the 41st Senate District Seat this November,” said Serino. “I am a principled conservative who has consistently stood up for local taxpayers-even when politicians in my own party tried to raise taxes.”

“Sue Serino has unfailingly advocated for fiscal responsibility and limited government,” said New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long. “She has used her experience and knowledge to make sure government makes smart, sensible choices when it comes to spending our hard-earned tax dollars.”

“The state government must change its economic ways and start acting responsibly,” said Dutchess County Conservative Chairman Hal Brilliant. “As a Dutchess County legislator, and previously as a Hyde Park councilwoman, Sue proved time and time again a willingness to stand on principle over party and fight for conservative values even when it meant taking on leadership.”

“New York is going through some difficult times and now more than ever we need tough leaders who won’t waver in the fight to get this state back on track,” said Putnam County Conservative Chairman James Maxwell. “Sue’s willingness to vote against harmful legislation, even when her own party was against her, is a sign of her conviction and courage.”

Sue Serino is the owner of a small real estate brokerage company, Century 21 Serino Realty in Hyde Park, and employs more than 25 people. As a small-business owner she has dealt with the harsh realities of doing business in New York.

“As a small-business owner, I’ve seen how unnecessary government regulations and excessive taxes weigh down small businesses in New York and often kill jobs,” Serino said. “And as a realtor, I’ve also witnessed high taxes force seniors to leave their homes and families move out of our state.

“When the real estate business was hit hard by the economic downturn, we survived by learning to do more with less. That’s the lesson Albany politicians will hear from me,” Serino concluded.