Joe Carvin, the Rye Town supervisor, said today he will seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Gannett’s Albany Bureau first reported Saturday about Carvin’s interest.
Carvin, 57, is a wealthy hedge-fund manager. Wendy Long, a Manhattan attorney, and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos are also seeking the GOP nod against Gillibrand, who is seeking a full, six-year term in November.
“I have decided to run for the office of U.S. Senate because I believe that our representatives in Washington have provided us with an economic framework that severely undermines our competitive position in the world today,” said Carvin in a statement.
“Moreover, if we do not act now, and with urgency, our competitive position risks dramatic deterioration. Time is running out. The time to act is now.”