Sapraicone receives 85% support from across the state 

BINGHAMTON – At the 2024 New York State Republican Party Convention today, Mike Sapraicone was designated by weighted vote to be the party’s candidate to run for the U.S. Senate against junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Sapraicone received 85% of the votes from state committee members, making him the officially designated candidate.

Mike Sapraicone has travelled the state to speak with Republican committee members, listen to the issues, and provide solutions that align with party values. To get America back on track, Republicans must defeat Biden, recapture control of the Senate, and strengthen the House Republican Majority. As New York’s voice in the Senate, Mike pledges to partner with President Trump to end the migrant crisis and roll back the actions taken by Biden and the Democrats that have ruined the historic economic growth we achieved during the Trump Administration.

“I am truly honored to be nominated by the New York Republican Party to run for U.S. Senate,” said Mike Sapraicone. “I look forward to working with Republicans across New York — and thank them for putting their faith in me. I am ready to hit the ground running and continue meeting with New York voters.”

“There is an urgency like never before that we confront and defeat New York’s U.S. Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, who has proven she is out of touch with what New Yorkers want and need, as she consistently supports the failed policies of the Biden Administration,” Sapraicone continued. “This election year, voters will have a clear choice. They can choose socialism and government control or freedom, opportunity, and unity. I believe that the American people will choose to vote Republican — and bring back New York.” 

NY State Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox said: “I congratulate Mike on his designation and look forward to partnering with him in this campaign. We will send a Republican Senator from the State of New York to Washington for the first time in 25 years as part of a new Republican majority in the United States Senate. Kirsten Gillibrand backs open borders, is soft on crime and is a rubber stamp for Joe Biden’s disastrous agenda.”

About Mike Sapraicone:

Mike Sapraicone is a retired New York Police Department Detective, community volunteer, small business founder, and nationally-recognized security expert.

Mike began his law enforcement career in 1980 and served in the New York Police Department for 20 years, beginning as a transit officer protecting millions of subway riders. His dedication to service was recognized with the promotion to first-grade detective — a rank in which he worked to bring high-profile criminals to justice. 

Being at the foundation of New York City’s turnaround, Mike saw first-hand the impact of crime on the New York’s economy and the need for businesses to have a private security option. It was with this in mind that he started Squad Security to provide security services to New York-based companies, including the American Stock Exchange. Since retiring from the NYPD in 2000, Mike grew this small business into a global security firm headquartered in New York State, and employed over 600 active and retired members of law enforcement. 

Mike was raised in Richmond Hill, Queens, where he attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing. He has continued to be involved at Holy Cross High School as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and he established scholarships for high-achieving students and those in financial need.

Mike has served as president of the Seaford Union Free School District Board of Education and is a senior trustee of the Museum of American Armor. Mike is also on the boards of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital, Catholic Youth Organization and the Columbus Citizens Foundation, for which he Co-Chaired New York City’s Columbus Day Parade.

Mike has been a member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State and the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement. 

Mike has frequently appeared on NBC’s Today Show, WINS Radio, NBC-TV, Fox News, Court TV, MSNBC and CNN. Mike has also served as an expert on public safety and security issues in leading newspapers like the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News and Long Island Business News.  He also hosted “Mike Sapraicone’s Street Smart” on Long Island News Radio.

Mike has lived on Long Island for 32 years and currently resides in the Town of Oyster Bay with his wife Eileen. Mike is the father of five children and has five grandchildren.