State Assemblyman Steve Katz, a Yorktown Republican who thought about taking on state Sen. Greg Ball, received the backing of the Westchester and Putnam GOP Tuesday night in his bid for a second term in the Assembly.
“I look forward to the general campaign ahead,” Katz said in a statement today. “New York voters deserve a campaign free of dirty tricks. They deserve an open and vigorous debate on the issues at hand. My campaign is ready to deliver and – in the fall – I am ready to resume my seat in the Assembly and continue my service to the people of New York state.”
Katz faced a challenge Tuesday night from Dario Gristina, a Putnam Valley Republican who may force a primary for the Republican endorsement. Democrat Andrew Falk of Patterson plans to run for the seat in November.