A second Republican has announced his campaign for the New York State Assembly seat currently occupied by Alec Brook-Krasny.
Bay Ridge resident Stamatis “Steve” Lilikakis issued a press release yesterday afternoon, touting his experience as a small business owner and involvement in local community organizations.
He also took a few shots at the Democratic incumbent, attempting to link him to Albany dysfunction.
“Over the past two years, the communities of the 46th Assembly district have been hit by tremendous challenges,” said Lilikakis in the release. “From Superstorm Sandy, to stubbornly high unemployment, and cuts to vital local services, our neighborhoods need leadership that can produce solutions.”
Lilikakis continued, “Instead of leadership, the current Assemblyman has been silent as the NYS Assembly has been mired in scandal after scandal and incapable of addressing our concerns. We need someone in Albany who fights for us, not for their job, and that’s exactly what I’ll do as your Assemblyman.”
Lilikakis owns an outerwear business located in Manhattan. He’s a graduate of Fort Hamilton High School.
According to the candidate’s website, he favors tax cuts to spur job creation, the establishment of a state-wide “rainy day fund” for disasters like Superstorm Sandy, and charter schools.
He has hired Ryan Girdusky as a consultant, who previously worked on the Republican campaigns of Bob Turner for Congress and David Storobin for State Senate.
It’s the second contender for the district’s GOP ballot line announced in the past week. Marcus Aurelius Nussbaum, the Republican district leader, announced his campaign on Wednesday.