Archive for September, 2014

Common Sense: Conservative Party

Congratulations to Mike Long on his re-election as state chairperson of the New York Conservative Party and to Fran Vella-Marrone who was re-elected the treasurer of the state party. I was re-elected a state vice chairperson. Ross Brady, David Ryan and Liam McCabe from Brooklyn were elected to the state party’s Executive Committee….Republican-Conservative gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino campaigned in Bay Ridge last week with State Senator Marty Golden read more at

Conservative Party Organizes: Kassar Re-Elected Brooklyn Chairman; Mike Long Re-Elected NYS Chair

The Kings County Conservative Party met on September 17, 2014 for its organizational meeting. The following officers were elected: Gerard Kassar: Chairman; Frances Vella-Marrone: Vice Chair; David Ryan: Executive Secretary; Ross Brady: Treasurer.

Brooklyn Conservatives proudly attended the NYS Conservative Party Organizing meeting in Albany on September 23, 2014. Brooklyn Chairman Jerry Kassar nominated Mike Long for another term as State Party Chairman and Long was elected and thanked the Party. Brooklyn Vice Chair Fran Vella-Marrone was elected to another term as State Party Treasurer. Long rallied the troops for the challenges ahead and the principled fight for our State ticket and all of our candidates and issues. See photos below:

Brooklyn Chairman Jerry Kassar Nominates Michael Long for State Chairman

Frances Vella-Marrone, Brooklyn Vice Chair was reelected NYS Party Treasurer

Michael Long, Re-Elected NYS Conservative Party Chairman Rallied the Party

Common Sense: We Can Do Better

Jerry Kassar discusses local political folly, mischaracterizations and major gaffes by local dems who just cannot seem to play it straight. Come on: We can do better!! see

Reserve Tix and Ads for Brooklyn Conservative Party’s 52nd Annual Reception & Presentation of James Gay Memorial Award to Tom Long

(l-r) Queens County Chairman Tom Long with NYS Conservative Party Executive Director Shaun Marie Levine, and Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar

Come celebrate the Brooklyn Conservative Party’s 52nd Annual Reception on October 28, 2014 at Vicolo Ristorante @8530 Third Avenue (Corner of 86th Street and 3rd Av in Brooklyn) @ 7pm. Join friends, elected officials, candidates, Party members and guests at this annual celebration, which promises to be another great event. This year’s recipient of the James Gay Memorial Award will be Tom Long, Chair of the Queens Conservative Party and long time State Party Executive Committeemember. As we honor Tom for all his work and years of devoted service, we will also present the annual Alice E. Gaffney Award to a deserving Brooklyn Conservative for whom it will be a surprise. Mark Your Calendar and plan to attend.

Tickets are $85pp. You are also encouraged to take an ad in the souvenir journal, which is a major factor in the Party fighting for conservative issues and legislation.

Journal ads: Please print out this posting and/or separately send up to four lines (preferably before October 14th ) with check payable to Kings County Conservative Party. Ad rates are: Gold ads – $150; Silver Benefactor – $125; Sponsor Listing – $100; Subscriber Listing – $75.

Please mail checks for tickets and ads to Kings County Conservative Party- 486 78th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

Common Sense: Remember the Heroes

Remembering the Heroes on September 11th and exercising democracy in the primary elections are discussed in this week’s Common Sense by Jerry Kassar in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator

Common Sense: End Game

This week’s common sense discusses the local elections this wek and the successful campaign to go gold for pediatric cancer research. Primaries on Tuesday’s, general election in November. Let’s Bring Home the Gold. see Home Reporter

Common Sense: A Sleeping Giant

Read Jerry Kassar’s Common SEnse: Sleeping Giant in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator.