Trump praises Sapraicone as “strong and successful” 

Last night, President Donald J. Trump endorsed Mike Sapraicone to run for United States Senate against New York’s Junior Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. On Truth Social, President Trump praised Sapraicone for his strength and success stating. “he has my complete and total endorsement!”

“I am grateful to President Trump and deeply honored to have his endorsement and support to run for the U.S. Senate,” said Mike Sapraicone. “I look forward to working with President Trump — and thank him for putting his faith in me. We are united in our work to return him to the White House and to defeat Gillibrand so we can get our nation back on the right track.”

“There is an urgency like never before that we confront and defeat New York’s Junior 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. “Joe Biden must be fired in November and his destructive policies ended. There is a lot on the ballot this Election Day — socialism or freedom are the choices. I will work hard for Americans because they deserve nothing less.”

President Donald J. Trump on Truth Social said: “Congratulations to Mike Sapraicone on running against one of the worst Senators in the U.S. Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand. All you have to do is go back and look at her failed Presidential run, an embarrassment to all New Yorkers, after which I assumed she would never be able to even think about running for Office again. People’s memories, however, are short, and here we go! Mike is a strong and successful person, and I look forward to working with him to take New York State away from the people who have destroyed it with hundreds of thousands of Migrants flowing in, and ruining our Schools, Hospitals, Parks, and increasing Crime many fold. Good luck to Mike – He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”


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.