Added: Mar 05, 2022

It’s Official We Filed Today!

On Monday, March 7th, I officially filed the necessary documents and petitions to run for Congress in the 6th Congressional District in the June Primary. I want to personally thank the many volunteers across the district who circulated my petitions. For all those who signed a petition, let me tell you a little about myself.

I have truly lived the American Dream thanks to my parents who instilled in me the importance of getting an education so I can support myself and a family. My father worked for our suburban New York village in the sanitation department and held a second job. With only a sixth-grade education, Dad persevered to become a full-time firefighter by age 39. My mother was fostered to many homes and did not know her father. She worked as a waitress and a secretary before eventually earning a position as a courtroom clerk. She was very proud of that job.  Their struggles and determination inspired me to attend Georgetown University in Washington DC where I worked for my congressman, and later earned my law degree at Fordham University Law School at night.

So, why am I running for Congress? Here’s why: Washington has stopped listening to us or getting anything meaningful accomplished. We need to bring the voices of everyday families along with our values back to Washington so we can restore the American Dream for all of us. And we need to do it with respect for all viewpoints. Isn’t that something we all want and deserve?

I cannot serve in Washington without your support in the June primary so over the coming months I will be out in neighborhoods and at events to personally ask for your vote. Allow me the chance to bring our shared values and successes to Washington DC.


Gary Grasso


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