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SAM Party of New York Gives Voters a Choice in 2020 Elections

The SAM Party of New York completed its second year of offering voters a choice on November 3, 2020, with 39 SAM endorsed candidates running on the SAM ballot line, (Row H), and 19 SAM candidates winning election to Congress, State Senate, Assembly, and to County and Town offices.

“I would like to congratulate all of our 39 candidates who ran on our ballot line based on their commitment to transparency, accountability, electoral reform and cross-partisan problem-solving. Congratulations to our 19 SAM endorsed candidates for their election night victories, but win or lose, I express my gratitude to all SAM candidates for their bold decision to run on a message of putting people, and not party loyalty, first,” said SAM-NY Chair Michael Volpe.

All candidates were interviewed by county SAM leaders, and an equal number of candidates from both major parties, sought out, and ran on, the SAM-NY line. Six candidates for office in New York in 2020 ran only on the SAM-NY party line.

“This year’s SAM-NY slate of candidates truly represents a cross-section of New York State. Our candidates came from all regions of the State and evenly from both major parties, which points to the fact that SAM is not about a certain ideology or adherence to any specific issue. We search for public servants who demonstrate a commitment to creating a better government, and we look forward to working with them on the many, critical issues facing our state and country,” said Volpe.

Candidates who ran on the SAM-NY line and won on Nov. 3 include:

  • Congress
    • District 2, Andrew Garbarino – R
    • District 19, Antonio Delgado – D
    • District – 26 -Brian Higgins – D
  • State Senate
    • District 7, Anna Kaplan – D
    • District 37, Shelley Mayer – D
    • District 38, William Weber – R
    • District 39, James Skoufis – D
    • District 54, Pam Helming – R
    • District 61, Edward Rath – R
  • Assembly
    • District 63, Anthony DeGuerre – R
    • District 88, Amy Paulin – D
    • District 94, Kevin Byrne – R
    • District 96, Ken Zebrowski – D
    • District 97, Michael Lawler – R
    • District 99, Colin Schmitt – R
    • District 113, Carrie Woerner – D
    • District 118, Robert Smullen – R
  • Local and County Races
    • Erie County District Attorney, John Flynn – D
    • Suffern Village Trustee, Frank Hagen – R

For more information on the SAM Party of NY, visit

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