ALBANY, N.Y. — Former Westcester County executive Rob Astorino says he’ll run for governor in 2022 in what would be his second bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Astorino is a Republican former radio industry professional and two-term Westchester County executive. He promised to release an agenda to address New York’s steep job loss stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic on top of government corruption and the state’s high taxes and cost of living.
Astorino was the Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2014 and lost to Cuomo by 54% to 40%. Rep. Lee Zeldin of Long Island announced last month that he is seeking the Republican nomination for governor.